Travelers are increasingly on edge as the coronavirus pandemic grips the globe, prompting travel restrictions, cancellations and suspensions.
Many travelers returning to the US from overseas over the weekend were met with long lines and confusion at airports where enhanced screening has been implemented.
The Europe travel ban, barring US entry to foreign nationals who have visited much of Europe in the previous 14 days, went into effect on Friday.
President Donald Trump’s announcement of the ban inspired its own wave of confusion about who would be impacted. American citizens, their family members and legal permanent residents are not subject to the ban.
The United Kingdom and Ireland will become part of the list of restricted European counties at midnight on Monday.
The last sailings by many major cruise lines are wrapping up, following announcements late last week suspending cruise operations.
Several cruise ships, some with confirmed cases of coronavirus on board, are stranded at sea.
Across the US — and in many corners of the world — large gatherings such as concerts, parades and sporting events have been called off to help stem the spread of the virus.

Worldwide travel advisory

The US State Department raised the worldwide travel advisory to Level 3 on March 11 — meaning US citizens should reconsider travel abroad.
“The Department of State advises US citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of Covid-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing Covid-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions,” the statement said.

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