JAMAICA — The U.S. government says it will restrict travel to some U.K. airports amid a security scare that has prompted officials to halt a planned trip by the prime minister.
A State Department official told reporters Tuesday that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will fly to the Caribbean island of Barbados and will fly back to the U.M.A. on Wednesday.
Guterres and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are scheduled to meet in London on Wednesday morning, a day after Johnson cancelled his planned visit.
Guterre said he would be “happy to return to Barbados,” according to a statement posted on Twitter.
The Associated Press reported that Johnson was to arrive in the Caribbean city of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, but he later cancelled that trip and later said that he planned to fly back.
A spokesman for Johnson later confirmed the cancellation.
Johnson will arrive in Britain on Wednesday to meet with leaders of the country’s largest labor unions, the GMB, the BSU and the British Chambers of Commerce, according to the AP.
Johnson’s trip is scheduled to be the first stop of a visit by a senior U.C.L.A., U.I.B. and the UBS secretary-general to the region.
It comes a day before the U-Kiss, a trade summit in London, was due to begin.
The U.BBS has called for a boycott of the UCPI, a U.A.-Europe trade group, in an attempt to pressure Johnson into lifting the travel restrictions.