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European Union Halts “Non-Essential” Travel for 30 Days


The European Union has issued a ban on incoming “non-essential” travel in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, according to The Independent and other media outlets.

Only residents, family members and essential staff like healthcare workers and medical experts will be exempt from the ban, to be imposed for 30 days initially.

The EU has also announced plans to set up fast “green lanes” on major roads, to give priority to the transport of medical goods, food and the emergency services.

“We need to do more to reduce huge pressure on our healthcare system,” said European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.