Reconsider Travel

Mar 3, 2020

On 29 February 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued an updated Travel Advisory for Italy, which reads in part as follows:

“Reconsider travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19

“Level 4 – Do Not Travel to:

  • Lombardy and Veneto due to the level of community transmission of the virus and imposition of local quarantine procedures.

“There is a widespread ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that can be spread from person to person. Many cases of COVID-19 have been associated with travel to or from mainland China or close contact with a travel-related case, but widespread sustained community spread has been reported in Italy.”

South Korea (Security threat level – 2): On 29 February 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued an updated Travel Advisory for South Korea, which reads in part as follows:

“Reconsider travel to South Korea due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

“Level 4 – Do Not Travel to:

  • Daegu due to the level of community transmission of the virus and imposition of local quarantine procedures.

“A novel coronavirus is causing an outbreak of COVID-19 in South Korea. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization determined the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The South Korean government has reported cases of the COVID-19 in the country and has upgraded its response level to “grave”, its highest response level.”

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