Can I go on holiday to the US? Latest travel advice as Trump bans all European flights apart from UK and Ireland – The Sun

Cases of coronavirus have soared past 1,300, with President Donald Trump banning all travel from Europe to the country, excluding the UK.

Here is everything you need to know if heading to the country.

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More than half of states in the US have been affected by coronavirus, with the highest amounts in Washington after 366 have been confirmed.

New York has confirmed 216 cases while California currently has 191 confirmed cases.

In a bit to prevent the outbreak, Donald Trump announced that the United States will bar entry from 26 European countries, except the UK and Ireland, for a month.

His announcement follows the declaration of coronavirus being a pandemic by the WHO.

Can I go on holiday to the US?

Brits are still able to visit the US if they have flights or holidays booked, as they do not face any travel bans.
Anyone returning to the UK from the US are also not warned to self-quarantine.

The UK Foreign Office is yet to update the latest travel advice.

They currently warn: "There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus. The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province but cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and in some countries, including the United States.

"You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities.

"Given the fast changing situation, you should check the latest entry requirements for your destination and keep in touch with your airline, cruise line or tour operator before you travel."

They add that no-one is able to enter the country who has been to China or Iran 14 days prior.

Can I cancel my holiday to the US?

Flights are still operating from major airports, so any Brits due to travel to US from the UK are unlikely to get their money.

Some airlines have cancelled some flights, as British Airways and Norwegian suspend a number of routes to the US due to a drop in demand.

If your flight to the US is from Europe, or stops over in Europe such as Iceland, then your flight will be cancelled.

The only time that tour operators are required to give a refund on holiday packages is if the Foreign Office changes its travel advice for a region and turns it into a no-go area, which they have not done in this case.

Independent hotels are not even required to refund money in this instance, so if you have paid in advance and choose not to turn up then you will lose your money.

If the hotel is a large chain, it could be worth asking to change your stay to another location or delay your trip but they are under no obligation to grant this.

Holidaymakers are advised to check with their travel insurance providers to see if there is something they can do, but that is also unlikely.

We've explained everything you need to know if you want to cancel your holiday.

We've also updated the latest travel advice for Spain as coronavirus numbers continue to climb.

All travel to Italy has been banned since cases exceeded 10,000, leaving tourists stranded abroad.

Brits heading to Thailand should also check the latest travel advice before heading there.

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