The EU will ban all non-essential travel into Europe for 30 days to slow the spread of coronavirus

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The EU will ban all non-essential travel into Europe for 30 days to slow the spread of coronavirus

german defense minister Ursula von der Leyen

The European Union will impose a temporary ban on all non-essential travel into the bloc, European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen announced on Monday.

Only essential travel to the EU for people from third countries will be allowed for a period lasting at least 30 days.

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"The less travel, the more we can contain the virus," Von Der Leyen said.

"Therefore I propose to the heads of state and government to introduce temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU."

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