I flew from London to Dublin to be with my family during the coronavirus. Here’s what it was like to fly in Europe as it shuts down over the outbreak.

I flew from London to Dublin to be with my family during the coronavirus. Here’s what it was like to fly in Europe as it shuts down over the outbreak.

A composite image of me waiting in a very quiet Stansted Airport, and the empty security area. Sinéad Baker I flew from London to Dublin on Monday night, and it was a truly eerie experience.London’s Stansted Airport was almost entirely deserted, and I had never seen a flight so empty.I flew one day before the…

Trump’s coronavirus travel restriction leaves out the countries where he has golf courses struggling for company

Trump’s coronavirus travel restriction leaves out the countries where he has golf courses struggling for company

President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus-related travel restrictions on Europe initially did not extend to the two European countries where he has golf courses: the UK and Ireland.The 30-day travel ban announced Wednesday only targeted 26 countries that are part of a visa-free travel area known as the Schengen Area. The UK and Ireland are not…

Coronavirus in Ireland: Leo Varadkar’s St Patrick’s Day broadcast (video, full text)

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U.S. Travel Ban Extended to United Kingdom and Ireland Over Coronavirus

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the United States will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list, and was considering imposing restrictions on travel within the U.S. to areas hit hard by the coronavirus spread. Under the restrictions on European travel, American citizens, green card holders…

U.S. airlines prepare new flight cuts after new UK, Ireland restrictions

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – American Airlines Inc said Saturday it plans to cut 75% of its international flights through May 6 and ground nearly all its widebody fleet, as airlines respond to the global collapse in travel demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles…

Coronavirus updates: Trump tests negative, Spain and France ramp up restrictions – CNET

Coronavirus has spread across every continent, except Antarctica, leaving some cities empty. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. COVID-19, the disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus first detected in China in December, has rapidly spread across the globe. The World Health Organization…

What Happens Next in Ireland

Political drama in Britain and Ireland continues… but not because of Brexit (mercifully). Roughly a week after the UK officially left the EU, Ireland held elections that catapulted Sinn Fein from political periphery to possible king-maker as the one-time political arm of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) surprised everyone—including themselves—by receiving the most votes. It’s…

6 Nations 2020: England beat Ireland to keep title hopes alive

Media playback is not supported on this device Six Nations: England beat Ireland at Twickenham to keep title hopes alive Six Nations: England v IrelandEngland: (17) 24Tries: Ford, Daly, Cowan-Dickie Pens: Farrell Cons: Farrell 3Ireland: (0) 12Tries: Henshaw, Porter Cons: Cooney England ended Ireland’s Grand Slam hopes in brutal fashion as they rediscovered some of…

Ireland v Italy Six Nations games off

The postponements were confirmed following a meeting between the Irish Health Minister and the IRFUIreland’s men’s and women’s Six Nations games against Italy in Dublin on 7 and 8 March have been postponed because of coronavirus.Irish Health Minister Simon Harris said on Tuesday the men’s game should be postponed and met with the Irish Rugby…

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