Acting Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said that coronavirus travel restrictions for Europe are under discussion.
“The question is a live question, congressman, about how to treat Europe as a whole. You’ve seen Department of State and CDC warnings go up. That is not to the level of using legal authorities to block travel yet, but it is under discussion," he told lawmakers Wednesday.
Cuccinelli pointed out that Europe presents a "unique problem," because the Schengen zone — the European countries that do not have internal borders and allow people to move between them freely — creates a region "they don't have border for the purposes of travel."
He questioned whether it "even makes sense" to treat Italy as a unitary entity.