CDC advises against nonessential travel to China in wake of coronavirus outbreak

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Center for Disease Prevention and the State Department expanded their travel advisories to cover all of China Monday due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The CDC issued a level 3 travel warning advising that travelers should avoid all nonessential trips to China. Level 3 is the CDC’s highest level.

The U.S. State Department issued a level 3 alert where they also urged against travel to China. The State Department issued a level 4 alert, its highest, last week for the outbreaks epicenter, Wuhan. Level 4 means “Do not travel.”

There have been five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. with 73 still pending investigation and testing. View the CDC’s frequent updates here.


Worldwide locations with Confirmed 2019-nCoV Cases

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Taiwan
  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • The Republic of Korea
  • United States
  • Vietnam

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