A discover warning individuals of the Coronavirus, is displayed as a passenger sporting a protecting face masks passes by way of the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras Worldwide station in central London on March 17, 2020. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP
The European Union will impose an entry ban on travellers from exterior the bloc for 30 days to battle the unfold of the coronavirus, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated on Tuesday.
Member states “agreed to impose an entry ban” into the bloc, with solely nationals of EFTA international locations and Britain exempt from the restriction, stated Merkel.
“That should apply for 30 days. Germany will implement it immediately,” added the chief of Europe’s greatest economic system.
With international locations severely curbing journey to forestall COVID-19 contagion, Germany had earlier issued a warning towards journey worldwide.
The bloc is taking “coordinated action to bring back stranded travellers,” stated Merkel.
Earlier, German Overseas Minister Heiko Maas stated that hundreds of Germans have been stranded overseas as airways slashed flights and borders closed.