Friday, March 13, 2020
At midnight tonight, the United States will suspend the entry of all noncitizens "who were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States."
Other countries have also suspended entry:
- India, as the BBC reports, is suspending visas (with some exceptions) for a month, and the nation is also suspending visa-free travel for overseas citizens.
- Vietnam is suspending entry of citizens of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
- Saudi Arabia had already suspended tourist entry to Mecca and Medin by individuals traveling from countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus.
CNN lists still more countries with current virus-related travel bans:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Sri Lanka
- South Korea
This global pause on migration is entirely unprecedented. Still to be seen is whether it will slow the spread of coronavirus.