The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory worldwide due to the global impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Level 3 is the second-most severe rating on the State Department’s four-point travel advisory scale.
“Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions,” the State Department said in a statement announcing the new advisory. “Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel without notice.”
The State Department recommends that those who do decide to travel abroad review and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus, as well as enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and to make it easier to locate them in an emergency.