Not All Travel From Europe To Miami Banned Due To Coronavirus: MIA Added The List Of Airports That Americans Can Fly To (Updated)

Update: In a Friday publication (3/13), Miami and Boston were added to the list of airports that Americans can fly to from Europe (with extra screening upon return).

 

President Trump announced a travel ban on visitors from Europe last night. Virtually all flights from Europe’s Schengen Area to Miami are likely to be cancelled as a result, for a 30 day period.

Americans in Europe are permitted to return through approved U.S. airports during the ban, so some European flights to certain airports may continue (returning passengers will be subject to extra screening).

Miami International Airport was not on the list of 11 airports approved to receive returning Americans published by the DHS this morning, according to Forbes. No passengers from Europe, whether foreign or American, can travel through MIA (the UK is outside the Schengen area and not subject to the ban).

The 11 airports that were approved by DHS to receive Americans are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Dulles, Los Angeles, Newark, JFK, San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu.

Miami International Airport ranks second in the U.S. for passenger traffic from Europe, so it is surprising that the airport was excluded.

Europeans make up nearly the same share of tourists to Miami as South Americans or Northeasterners do, according to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. There were nearly 2 million overnight visitors from Europe in Miami in 2018.

Multiple local governments have now declared state of emergencies, and events including the Miami Open have been cancelled.

 

Europeans make up 31% of international visitors to Miami:

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

My 2 cents.
Not here to calm or ignite fear about the coronavirus. Just want to share some Coronavirus Stats: As of this morning 133,036 people have contracted this virus, 68,891 have recovered leaving 59,198 currently infected, out of which 53,339 are mild cases.

Brining the number of serious cases to 5,859. If you take out the 4,257 cases in China because they seem to bouncing back, you are left with 1,602 cases World Wide that are in serious condition. You make up your mind if this number warrants panic or just measure precautions and good hygiene.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah, everything is alright, until your grandmother is dead!

Anonymous
6 months ago

You are correct. The death rate so far for people under 39 is 0.2%, under 49 is 0.4%, but it jumps to 3.6% if you are in your 60s.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Italy has a 6.8% death rate currently.

Anonymous
6 months ago

That is because Italy has the oldest population in Europe as noted on the W.H.O. website, with most of their deaths occurring among people in their 80s and 90s.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It beats having your grandma get run over by a reindeer. That’s real suffering.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ass

Anonymous
6 months ago

jerk

Anonymous
22 days ago

This has aged well

Anonymous
12 days ago

This comment hasn’t aged well.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Service industry is going be hit hard these next few months.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Sadly yes, and that is the real victim in all of this hype, our economy will tank for sure.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Miami has been added to the list of approved gateways. The original list was simply the gateways approved for Asian flights. Miami and Boston are now added.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Corona is definitely impacting Miami more than most regions. Cruise lines cancelling, no flights to/ from Europe. Definitely incoming recession.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Good.

Anonymous
6 months ago

another jerk

Anonymous
6 months ago

3 more cruises coming and some are corona infected.

Anonymous
6 months ago

What a dumbass illegitimate president. the virus is here – we just don’t have a lot of reported cases because of no testing. a ban form Europe is ridiculous and further instills the hate he spews. that’s not the problem. and the UK has more cases than Belgium for example. what a bozo – and then says we need to not let politics get in the way……. is he the biggest bafoon of a hypocrite of all time? what a joke and that some of you on here prob support him.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I hate trump but tbh I like the travel ban. honestly wish he would have done it sooner

Anonymous
6 months ago

So what do you think we should do, have a corona party like children with chicken pox? Trump is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Meanwhile, it took Obama months to declare swine flu a national emergency.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Your safe space has the Corona virus now. And your comfort puppy just shat your shoes.

Anonymous
6 months ago

With all this coronavirus commotion – get your 100k bribe or even million dollar bribe ready to pay the doctor and hospital to get to front of the line. It’s happened w/ liver transplants in Miami before and happened w/ ivy league admissions. This will be pay to play and hopefully for those who can afford there will be adequate police protection so those w/ regular insurance don’t storm the hospitals. People better be preparing.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Shut down the airport completely for all foreign flights. Slow the spread of the virus and preserve our limited health care capacity for what might be coming. At least Bush shut down all air traffic on Sept. 11 th.

Anonymous
6 months ago

so uneducated. the virus is already here. has been since Jan. 10th.

Anonymous
6 months ago

…and we shouldn’t slow the spread down??
By your logic, we should open the flights up to China and Italy.

POLO
6 months ago

Trump doesn’t know what the f–ck he is doing! Banning flights from the European Union, but NOT the United Kingdom which has a very high rate of infection is plain stupid. London is just 2 1/2 hours ride by train from Paris. Also, the virus doesn’t differentiate between an American, and an European. What about Latin America, and Mexico, the virus is already in the region! Finally, the virus is already establish in the U.S.,so the horse has already left the barn!
P.S., Leaving Miami (the second busiest European hub in the U.S.) out as a port of entry for returning Americans shows how ignorant this administration is!

#TEST, TEST, TEST!!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

E.U is open border U.K is not, go back to where your parents or grandparents came from.

POLO
6 months ago

The U.K. has one of the highest rate of infection in Europe. If the end result is slowing the spread of the virus, the U.K, and Ireland should have been included. What about Latin America, Australia, and the rest of Asia? Is he going to ban those countries as well? The virus is already here, and he (Trump) doesn’t know what the F–k to do! This is his first real crises Trump has faced, and he has failed miserly.
And no, I’m an American, and I’m NOT going anywhere! GO BACK TO WHATEVER CAVE YOU CAME FROM, YOUR RACIST…. #TRUMPZOMBIE

POLO
6 months ago

correction: This is the first real crises Trump has faced….YOU RACIST F–k!

Anonymous
6 months ago

I am the number 1 hater of Trump but get your facts straight. Italy has the highest rate of Coronavirus, followed by Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, and then the UK. Putting them 10th on the list. This is what pisses me off, people like you mouthing untruths just to get your point across. Stick to the facts!

POLO
6 months ago

Wrong, The U.k. has more than 10,000 estimated cases by the Health Minister, which tested positive for the coronavirus. What I said is that it has one of the highest, NOT the highest! Hey guys, all I’m saying is that it doesn’t make any sense to ban the European Union, and not the U.K., and Ireland, if the ultimatum is to slow the spread the virus in this country. What about Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc. Anyway, the virus is already well establish, and spreading in the U.S., so the ban will not be that effective.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The U.K Health Minister (tested positive for the virus) said, “that their are more than 10,000 estimated cases of coronavirus transmition!

Anonymous
6 months ago

TRUMP 2020

Anonymous
6 months ago

TRUMP IS TOAST!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

OK Polo, you should run for President. This is the time to get together and in unison fight this problem not point fingers.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Tell that to the President!!!!

Mary
6 months ago

Good Job Dump Trump he’s doing a great job (sarcasm)

Anonymous
6 months ago

Corona virus outbreak is Trump’s fault. If Biden were in office he would’ve taxed the corona virus to death. I Bernie were in office he would’ve given corona virus to the rich only.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If you were NOT a #TRUMPZOMBIE, you would see clearly that Trump gets an F for handling his first major crisis since taking office. Before this crisis, Trump coasted on the good economy that Obama left him for which he has taken credit for.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If we didn’t have student visas or HB1 we wouldn’t have coronavirus you globalist.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If you did NOT have Trump Derangement Syndrome then you would have a more productive life.

Anonymous
6 months ago

And a more tolerant civil vocabulary. They are just not getting over that Trump won. Almost 4 years and they are still crying and whining.
TRUMP 2020

Anonymous
6 months ago

No. Many people who continue to push that line are wrong. I am a Republican. I voted for Trump. I regret it. He has turned out to be everything a president of this great country should not be. He lies. Constantly. He disrespects people who do not tow his line. He shows total disregard and contempt for the experienced people in government that actually want is best for him and our country. He is a clown. I am ashamed of and for him. I regret my vote. I AM A REPUBLICAN.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Bullcrap

Anonymous
6 months ago

what politician doesn’t lie lmao

Anonymous
6 months ago

No you are NOT..

Anonymous
6 months ago

First major crisis? Right, because that hoard of economic migrants who tried forcing themselves into the country and the opioid epidemic’s sharp decrease in deaths (yet, still more far more than the Wuhan Virus deaths) weren’t crises?