COVID-19 UPDATE: U.S. Department of State Advises U.S. Citizens to Avoid All International Travel
By Space Coast Daily // March 19, 2020
Sate Department Level 4, 'Do Not Travel' is the most severe warning on State’s advisory scale
(FOX) – The State Department advised United States citizens on Thursday to avoid all international travel due to the outbreak of coronavirus around the globe, urging Americans abroad to arrange for an “immediate return” to the U.S. unless they plan to stay out of the country for “an indefinite period.”
Fox News reported Thursday that the State Department would raise its global travel advisory to a Level 4, “Do Not Travel,” which is the most severe warning on State’s advisory scale.
The department made it official later in the afternoon.
“The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19,” the State Department said in a statement.
“In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.”
The State Department also warned that U.S. citizens living abroad “should avoid all international travel.”
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