Trump's Coronavirus Travel Ban Excludes the Countries Where He Has Golf Courses Struggling for Business
Hours after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, President Donald Trump on Wednesday night announced a 30-day travel ban on most of Europe. But among the countries he excluded were two where he has hotels and golf courses that have been struggling financially: the UK and Ireland.
Trump has two properties in the UK — Trump Turnberry and Trump International Golf Links in Scotland — as well as another in Doonbeg, Ireland.
The new travel restrictions, announced by Trump in a televised Oval Office address, temporarily bar foreign nationals starting Friday from traveling to the US from 26 European countries that are part of what is known as the Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
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