WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has said that he will be able to restore travel from Europe “quickly enough,” but did not say when this can be done.
“We think we will restore (the trips) fairly quickly when this is over,” Trump told reporters.
He also explained why he did not consult with European leaders when deciding on the travel ban.
“We had to make decisions, and we didn’t want to waste time,” Trump said.
Earlier, trump, amid the spread of the coronavirus, banned entry to the United States from March 13 for 30 days to all foreigners who visited the Schengen visa zone over the past two weeks. The Schengen area includes 26 countries: Austria, Belgium, the 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.