The U.S. State Department has just issued the highest possible travel advisory, and warns Americans not to travel. As CNN explains, “The Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.”
The State Department also urges Americans out of the country to immediately return “unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.” They also recommend that U.S. citizens living abroad avoid international travel altogether.
Because of recent concerns, the State Department will also be suspending routine visa services in most countries. CNN explains, “passport agencies would only offer services for customers with a qualified life-or-death emergency and who need a passport for immediate international travel within 72 hours.” This goes into effect tomorrow (March 20).