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US Issues Level 4 Advisory Urging Americans To Return Home, Stop International Travel

By Parker Diakite

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The US State Department is warning American citizens not to travel abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic and to return to the United States if they can.

The Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory for all international travel is unprecedented and is the most severe warning the department can issue in terms of travel.

In the advisory, the State Department is urging Americans, “in countries where commercial departure options remain available” to “arrange for immediate return to the United States unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.”

U.S. citizens who live abroad “should avoid all international travel,” the advisory adds.

“Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice,” it said.  “Airlines have canceled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or canceled trip.”

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the Level 4 travel advisory had been used sparingly for only a handful of countries, including Syria, Iran, Yemen, and North Korea, CNN reports.

But as the novel coronavirus continues to spread impacting countries around the world, officials within the department added more countries to the Level 4 Travel Advisory.

The advisory comes at a time when many countries have decided to close their borders in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

There are more than 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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