Charles Michel, the European Union's council president, tweeted that the EU would "assess the situation today" after President Trump's earlier announcement banning travel from 26 European countries to the U.S.
"Economic disruption must be avoided," Michel said in the tweet, CNN wrote.
Trump made the announcement in a televised address to the nation. European ambassadors in Washington say they weren't informed beforehand, and that the U.S. State Department only began making calls to ambassadors with the news after Trump had spoken.
Trump canceled travel from 26 European countries to the U.S. for the next 30 days, beginning Friday at midnight, due to the coronavirus pandemic.