How to avoid the worst of the global travel restrictions
Travelers around the world have been forced to adjust to travel restrictions imposed by the U.S. government and the European Union over the past few days.
But for some, they’re taking things one step further and preparing to travel abroad without the safety net.
The World Health Organization says more than 2.3 million people are expected to travel to the U and other affected countries for health care, and the U-M Health System has issued a travel warning for the U as a precaution.
Travelers can still check the status of their travel plans through the U’s Travel Alerts page.
U-M is not providing additional information on travel restrictions.
The U.K. has also released a travel advisory for people from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as well as parts of Spain and Portugal.
The health and safety alerts are the result of heightened international travel in response to the coronavirus, which has killed more than 6,800 people in the U., the world’s top consumer of air travel.
The CDC and the World Health Association are urging U. S. citizens to avoid travel to these areas, and to keep an eye out for signs of an increase in the virus in the next few days or weeks.
The European Union issued a second travel advisory on Tuesday, and a U.N. agency is also advising travelers from the U to stay away from Spain and other regions affected by the virus.