Airlines have moved to update customers following the US travel ban. 

Donald Trump has announced his coronavirus travel ban will be extended to the UK and Ireland from Monday.

The US president indicated the move was in response to an increase in virus activity in the countries.

Asked about the US travel ban, a British Airways spokesman cited the airline’s “book with confidence” policy.

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Customers who are booked to fly with the airline between March 14 and May 31 can cancel their booking and receive a voucher for the same value.

The airline’s website says: “Vouchers are valid for 12 months and can be used to any destination.

“Your voucher can be used as part payment towards a future booking to any destination. It must be redeemed for travel on flights taken within 12 months of your original date of departure.”

Irish airline Aer Lingus said: “We’re assessing the impact of new US government restrictions announced today on travel from Ireland and the UK to the United States. We will communicate directly with affected guests as soon as possible.

“All travel before 31 May can be changed to a later date and/or destination. No change fees apply. A fare difference may apply.”

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The Embassy of Ireland in the USA tweeted: “Travel from US to Ireland remains unaffected by the @DHSgov announcement.”

The embassy added: “Restrictions do not apply for travel from the US to Ireland & transatlantic flights continue to operate as scheduled.”