US Suspends Air Travel From Europe

 In Industry Insider, Industry News

In response to the further spread of COVID-19, President Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on all passenger air travel from Europe to the United States effective Friday, March 13 at 12 a.m.

Although the President initially indicated that both people and goods would be restricted, he later clarified on Twitter and via a Presidential Proclamation that air cargo will not be affected.

At this time, we are reporting several airlines suspending cargo services from Europe due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. We recommend customers prepare for supply chain disruptions due to service suspensions and shrinking capacity.

Restricted countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. The ban does not include the United Kingdom (UK).

As for passenger travel, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicates that any foreign nationals traveling from the restricted European countries within 14-days of their scheduled arrival to the U.S. will be denied entry.

You can view the full Presidential Proclamation here.

Trans-Border will continue to monitor the situation. If you have any questions, please reach out to info@tbgfs.com or (800) 493-9444.