State Dept Travel Advisory - Level 4

Global Level 4 Health Advisory~DO NOT TRAVEL

US Department of State Issues Level 4 Do Not Travel Advisory
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On March 19, 2020, the US Department of State issued a Level 4 Do not Travel Global Advisory.

This advisory states all US citizens should avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

If US citizens are in countries where commercial departure options remain available, US citizens who live in the United States should arrange immediate returns; otherwise, they should prepare to remain overseas for an indefinite period.

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. 

Airlines have canceled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or canceled trips. 

If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post in the world who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have requested departure based on a commensurate justification. 

These departures may limit the ability of U.S. Embassies and consulates to provide services to U.S. citizens who remain abroad.

If you decide to travel abroad or are already outside the United States:

  • Consider returning to your country of residence immediately using whatever commercial means are available.
  • Have a travel plan that does not rely on the U.S. Government for assistance.
  • Review and follow the CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus.
  • Check with your airline, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
  • Visit our Embassy webpages on COVID-19 for information on conditions in each country or jurisdiction.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States

COVID-19 International travel news published by Vax-Before-Travel.