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Here are the countries with CDC travel warnings for coronavirus

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The international coronavirus, known as Covid-19, has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn Americans about global travel and noted the risks of travel to several countries.

The CDC issue travel advisories on a 1-3 scale, with 3 being the worst. As of March 12, these were the coronavirus-related advisories for Americans thinking of traveling abroad:

Level 3: All travelers should avoid nonessential travel

China (the origin country for the virus)


South Korea

Most of Europe, specifically:

  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Vatican City

Level 2: Practice enhanced precaution

All other countries — the CDC has issued a global Covid-19 outbreak notice for US travelers, saying “travelers should monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning from travel.”


The CDC and the US Department of State are advising US travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, to defer cruise ship travel.

The Covid-19 illness “appears to spread more easily between people in close quarters aboard ships,” the CDC says on it website.


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