- President Donald Trump is issuing travel bans to certain countries due to the coronavirus.
- Online sportsbooks are giving Japan the shortest odds to receive a travel ban.
- New cases of coronavirus in Florida are due to travelers who came back from Japan.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Japan could very well be the next country President Donald Trump bans travel from.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the President has issued several travel bans to prevent the spread of the disease. The U.S. has banned travel to the European Union last week. This is due to the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring Europe as the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the lack of legal sports betting happening, online sportsbooks are taking bets on which country will receive a travel ban next.
Which Of The Listed Countries Will The US Ban Travel To/From Next?
- Japan -400
- Australia +350
- New Zealand +1200
Japan Travel Ban Incoming?
Japan has 800+ cases of coronavirus that has been reported. With a dense population, Japan is an obvious place for the disease to spread and more cases of coronavirus are expected in the future. There are risks that travelers coming back from Japan could bring the coronavirus to the U.S.
In fact, such cases already exist. Two people from the Tallahassee, Florida area have reported having contracted the coronavirus. The common denominator they have is both people recently came back from a trip to Japan.
It is difficult to tell whether or not President Trump will notice these two particular cases in the grand scheme of things. However, arguments can now be made that traveling to and from Japan may not be the best idea. This could be part of the reason why Japan has -400 odds of becoming the next place to receive a travel ban.
Tokyo, Japan was supposed to be the next location of the 2020 Summer Olympics. However, many sports leagues have canceled play due to coronavirus concerns. The coronavirus could very well cause the Summer Olympics to be pushed back or canceled. But no announcement has been made yet about the fate of the upcoming Olympics.
It is difficult to say where the actual next travel ban will happen next, or if it will happen at all. However, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the President may be forced to make such a decision. After all, the prevention of spreading the disease is paramount to overcome a global pandemic.
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