As the world watches the Covid-19 coronavirus evolve, many travelers have been left wondering what this means for trips they have booked. Whether you're heading to China, Italy, or nowhere near current outbreaks, below are resources that will provide you with the latest information. Check back for important updates on the Coronavirus. Last updated on 03/21/20
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HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION

  • CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.

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TRAVELERS HEALTH INFORMATION

EUROPE - LEVEL 3 TRAVEL WARNING

CRUISE SHIP WARNING

  • WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. MORE INFORMATION

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

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MARCH 3 MEDIA BRIEFING

  • JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

"Mapping Coronavirus" by Johns Hopkins University. Please scroll down to read full information on this interactive web-based dashboard. MORE INFORMATION HERE

  • WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL

Member briefing on COVID-19, dated March 5, 2020

BRIEFING CHART

TRAVEL NOTICES AND ALERTS

  • US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Global Health Advisory Level 4: Do not travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Issued March 19, 2020

Cruise Ship Passengers US citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship Issued March 8, 2020

Details on European Travel Ban  Issued March 12, 2020

Italy Travel Advisory Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL TO CERTAIN AREAS Issued February 28, 2020

South Korea Travel Advisory Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL TO CERTAIN AREAS Issued February 29, 2020

China Travel Advisory Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL Issued February 2, 2020

Italy Health Advisory The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the health situation in Italy and recommends that individuals follow Italian health official guidance and avoid government-designated affected areas Issued February 23, 2020

  • US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Protocals for Americans returning home from restricted countries.  March 16, 2020​

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf’s Statement on Presidential Proclamation To Protect the Homeland from Travel-Related Coronavirus Spread Issued March 11, 2020

  • United States - White House

Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Issued March 11, 2020 

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