COVID-19 Travel Information
During the COVID-19 crisis, The Department of State advises all U.S. Citizens to remain where they are and avoid travel outside of the country, or any unnecessary travel at this time. Several states currently have a Shelter in Place law in effect which asks residents to stay indoors as much as possible, only leaving for essential travel such as visiting medical care facilitates, picking up groceries and supplies, or caring for those affected by COVID-19.
DC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China. This does not include Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. Widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in China. Widespread ongoing transmission means that people have been infected with the virus, but how or where they became infected is not known, and virus transmission is ongoing in many communities across a country or region.
Travelers are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. The Department uses these Alerts to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc.