President Donald Trump announced new travel restrictions from Europe to the United States during an address to the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday (March 11). The announcement was made in an effort to combat the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and protect the health of Americans.
“To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days,” Trump said.
The new restrictions will begin Friday (March 13) and do not include travel from the United Kingdom.
The announcement comes just before the kick-off of C2C: Country to Country Music Festival, which scheduled to take place in cities across Europe Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. Artists currently scheduled to perform include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, The Cadillac Three, Runaway June, Brett Young and many more.
Luckily, for them, it appears they will be able to return to the United States via flights from the U.K., however, it is unclear whether or not the new travel restrictions will affect the festival.
Gabby Barrett was on her way to London on Wednesday but was no longer able to make the trip. She shared the news via Instagram stories, apologizing to fans for not being able to make it.
“Unfortunately, we will not be able to go. They are shutting everything down due to the coronavirus,” she explained.
Luke Combs’ fiance, Nicole, who is overseas with the country superstar, took to Twitter upon hearing the news of the travel band from Europe, writing, “On my way home tomorrow. F*** this.”
This story is developing and will be updated as more information is released.