US dealers rush to leave Maastricht as Trump’s European travel ban causes confusion

The Art Newspaper

March 2020

Further details on the ban are expected in the next 48 hours, although it has already caused confusion and consternation for those currently in Europe. The New York-based contemporary art and ceramic dealer Jason Jacques says he is now “rushing back from meetings in Berlin to pack and then fly at 9am out of Brussels tomorrow”.

Having been woken up at 3am by worried staff, Jacques says he purchased additional full-fare tickets “to make sure we get home”. He adds: “We now know this was unnecessary as Americans will be allowed to return home next week after a screening.”

Choosing to see the brighter side, Jacques says it was nonetheless worth buying last-minute tickets “to get home and self quarantine in my own bed with legal cannabis and some good books.”

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