Coronavirus: Travel Advisories and More

In January, I remember skimming over a news article that mentioned certain airports were screening for a new virus. Fast-forward to the first week of March when coronavirus officially became the travel boogeyman. Now we’re nearly three months in…

This post and subsequent ones like it are news round-ups, meant to help you make informed decisions about your travel plans.

As of May 23, 2020:

  1. Italy has announced that it will begin allowing visitors from select European countries as early as June 3. These visitors are subject to health surveillance and isolation for 14 days. This does not apply to passengers traveling on business if their stay in Italy does not exceed 72 hours. Source
  2. The CDC recommends to avoid all nonessential travel to China, Iran, United Kingdom, Ireland and most of Europe. Source
  3. The U.S. and Canada border remains closed, for now. Source
  4. Cruising suspended. Here is a comprehensive list of tentative dates when cruises are scheduled to resume. 
  5. The state of Hawaii extended their mandatory 14-day quarantine for all visitors through June.

To visualize and track reported cases in real-time, visit this interactive web-based dashboard hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.


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