The Department of State banned Americans from traveling and called for the return of anyone who is abroad
Americans can no longer travel abroad or cross international borders. All Americans currently abroad must return home. On March 11, US President Donald Trump announced a travel ban for all people traveling from Europe, with the exception of US citizens. Writes about it Wanted in Rome.
For just over a week, this travel ban potentially extended to U.S. citizens who stayed overseas.
US Department of State Releases Level 4 Travel Guidelines. This means that all international travel during a pandemic is prohibited. Americans can no longer travel abroad or cross international borders. All Americans who are currently overseas must return home. If returning home is not possible, the Department of State recommends that such persons remain in place and not cross any international border.
The recommendation states: “US citizens should immediately return to the United States if they are not ready to stay abroad for an indefinite period of time. US citizens who stay abroad should avoid all international travel. ”
Most Americans who are currently overseas are in a state of fear and panic. Most are particularly concerned about their return to the United States, and many have raised questions about helping the US government get stuck abroad.
The answer was given to this question: "Everyone should have an action plan that does not depend on the assistance of the US government."
Along with these new restrictions, passport companies accept passport applications only from clients who are currently in a life or death situation. These customers must plan their trip within the next 72 hours.
Most former and current government officials in the United States cannot remember the last time such recommendations were made.
March 14 US Department of State Authorizes Departure of US Personnel and their family members from any diplomatic or consular post in the world. These trips may limit the ability of US embassies and consulates to provide services to US citizens.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Also visit the site travel.state.govto view individual travel recommendations for the most pressing security risks. Also visit the website of the relevant US embassy or consulate for information on entry restrictions, foreign quarantine rules, and urgent medical information provided by your local government.
Travelers are strongly advised to register at Smart Traveler Registration Program (STEP)to notify you of an emergency. The Department uses these alerts to communicate terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc. In the event of an emergency, please contact the nearest US embassy or consulate or call the following numbers: 1 (888) 407-4747 (paid - free in the US and Canada) or 1 (202) 501-4444 from other countries.
What to do if you decide to go abroad or are already outside the United States:
- Consider returning immediately to your country of residence using any means available.
- Create a plan that does not depend on the assistance of the US government.
- Browse and follow the CDC recommendations for coronavirus prevention.
- Consult with your airline, cruise line or tour operator for updated travel plans or restrictions.
- Visit website travel.state.govto view individual travel recommendations for the most pressing security risks.
- Visit the embassy's webpage for COVID-19 for information on conditions in each country.
- Visit Department of Homeland Security websiteto find out about the latest restrictions on entry to the United States
- To learn how to protect yourself and your workspace, go to link.
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