The Coronavirus Pandemic
For the past couple months, the world has been struck with fear over the Coronavirus. Originating in the city of Wuhan China, this respiratory illness has been rapidly spreading globally. The world has over 500,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and around 25,000 confirmed deaths as of March 27th 2020 this virus has sparked worldwide panic due to the rapid spread and insufficient medical supply. This intense virus is known to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory fluids from coughing or sneezing or from coming into contact within 6 feet of an effected person. Doctors are suggesting everyone to wash their hands constantly and stay at home. But the Coronavirus is not only affecting the health of people around the world, but it is hurting businesses as well.
Coronavirus travel restrictions
As the pandemic continues to spread, many governments are putting a stop to long-distance traveling and are urging passengers to stop nonessential traveling. Global aviation is locking down because of the Coronavirus outburst and travel bans intended to suppress it, and many airlines are needing government bailouts within weeks or are at the verge of facing bankruptcy. Airlines around the world are grounding aircrafts, letting go of employees and struggling to save cash as methods to contain the epidemic hasty flight bans and wipe out global travel demand. The blend between trip cancellations and country-specific restrictions on international flights has cost the airline industry over $880 billion. The State Dept Global Health Advisory is urging those United States Citizens in the U.S., to stay there, and those abroad should come home immediately. This is to prevent potential further restrictions, by the U.S. or other nations, that could make that impossible.
Global Pandemic Travel Notice
As more and more countries implement travel restrictions and obligatory quarantines, closing borders, and banning non-citizens from entry with not much advanced warning. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and in-country travel may be unpredictable. If you or anyone you know chooses to travel internationally, your travel plans may be strictly interrupted, and you may have to stay outside the United States for an unknown period. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also known as the CDC have established some key points that all travelers should keep in mind during this worldwide emergency:
- Widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally.
- CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.
- Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
- There may be limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas.
- US residents may have difficulty returning to the United States.
- Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- All international travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing
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