Coronavirus Crisis: Trump restricts travel from Europe in battle against COVID-19

WASHINGTON D.C. -- President Trump is banning most Europeans from entering the United States for 30 days in a bid to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

The ban announced Wednesday night will begin at midnight Friday.

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Americans returning from Europe will be subject to enhanced health screening.

The new travel ban is likely to further roil the airline industry, which is fighting a drop in bookings and a rise in people canceling their reservations because of fear of contracting the virus.

Trump said he made the decision to impose the ban after talking with top government health professionals.

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