Almost 40,000 people have landed in the United States from China on almost 280 flights given that President Donald Trump’s February 2 travel restriction on mainland China, a collection of travel data exposes.
A New York Times report information flight records collected from China-based VariFlight and U.S.-based MyRadar and FlightAware that show an ongoing circulation of arrivals from China– where the coronavirus stemmed– even after Trump’s travel ban.
The travel data discovers that considering that Trump’s travel restriction, near to 40,000 people landed in the U.S. from China. Because New Year’s Eve, about 430,000 individuals landed in the U.S. on direct flights from China– thousands of which took a trip directly from Wuhan, China, while mainly showing up in California, New York City, Illinois, Washington, Michigan, and New Jersey.
All of these states have actually now ended up being extremely impacted coronavirus outbreak zones, in addition to New Orleans, Louisiana. Of those 430,000 people who landed in the U.S. from China given that New Year’s Eve, more than 380,000 can be found in January on more than 1,300 direct flights.
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) representative informed the Times that Trump’s travel restriction has actually cut passenger flights from China by 99 percent.
A map shows flights taking a trip throughout the North Pacific Ocean from China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan to the U.S. and Canada on April 5. (Screenshot via VariFlight.com)
The arrival of people from China to U.S. states like New York and California has continued primarily thanks to exemptions in Trump’s travel restriction which permit chain migrants– some loved ones of American people– to still enter the country with very little screenings at airports.
Travel information acquired by the Times reveal that about 279 flights from China have actually landed in the U.S. because the travel ban worked on February 2. In the first half of January, before any temperature screenings were enacted, approximately 4,000 people landed in the U.S. from Wuhan, with 19 of those flights landing in New York or California.
In addition to his travel bans on China, Iran, and Europe, Trump has said he is considering a travel ban on Brazil where now more than 10,500 nationals have coronavirus and almost 500 have already passed away As Breitbart News reported, day-to-day flights from Brazil’s biggest airport, Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, have continued into states like Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Massachusettes.
John Binder is a press reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder