The spread of COVID-19 has quickly become a global crisis, causing countries around the world to severely limit travel. Wednesday night, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would ban most travel from continental Europe beginning at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

Lee Feinstein, former ambassador to Poland and founding dean of Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, is available to comment on how the handling of COVID-19 by the United States could affect diplomatic relations with European allies. He can be reached at 812-856-7960 or lafeinst@indiana.edu.

For more information, contact Marah Yankey, IU Bloomington, at 812-856-1442 or mqharbis@iu.edu