German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday that the European Union will close its external borders and impose a 30-day ban on the spread of the virus.

According to the Sputnik published on March 18, 2020, according to The Telegraph, Macmillan indicated that EU member states had "agreed to ban entry", granting a waiver of employment. Visits to nationals of EU and UK free trade associations.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen revealed at a press conference on March 17 that it will be the responsibility of the leaders of the bloc to establish the closure of their borders.

"The enemy is a virus, and now we must do our best to protect our people and protect our economy," she was quoted as saying by Reuters. We are ready to do whatever is necessary. We will not hesitate to take further action as the situation progresses.