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US Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen and mother Nancy Jane salute locals as they arrive in Doonbeg Village this evening. Photograph by John Kelly.

US travel ban extended to Ireland

THE United States has extended its travel ban to Ireland and Britain. US Vice President Mike Pence announced the decision this afternoon due to the escalating Covid-19 crisis in Ireland and Britain. The travel ban will come into effect at 4am on Tuesday, Irish time.

The decision is bound to further hit an already under pressure tourism economy in Ireland. In 2018, 62% of visitors to the Trump family owned golf resort in Doonbeg were from the United States. A significant portion of Shannon Airports business is also reliant on travel to and from the United States.

“Americans in the UK or Ireland can come home. Legal residents can come home,” Vice President Pence explained.




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