Coronavirus in USA: Is it safe to travel to USA? Are there still flights?
Is it safe to travel to the USA?
Around 3.8 million British nationals visit the USA every year, and the Foreign and Common wealth Office say “most visits are trouble free”.
The FCO is not advsiing British tourists from visiting the USA at present.
The advice reads: “There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province but cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and in some countries, including the USA.
“With effect from 2 February, the US Government will not permit entry to the USA of any foreign nationals who have visited China 14 days or less prior to their travel to the USA.
“To prevent the spread of COVID-19, American Samoa currently requires all non-US passport holders to spend at least 14 days in Hawaii, Samoa (Apia) or Tonga before entering.
“Other restrictions for those travelling from countries affected by the outbreak could also be in force.
“If you’re due to travel, check the websites of the American Samoa Government and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention for any updates, and with your airline before leaving.”
Published at Thu, 12 Mar 2020 07:50:00 +0000