The Trump administration has announced it will expand its existing ban on travel from Iran in response to the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in that country. The ban prevents any foreigner who has visited Iran within the last 14 days from entering the United States.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also increased its travel alerts for Italy and Iran to the highest level, Level 3. Level 3 which prevents all non-essential travel.
The administration’s Iran action expands an existing travel ban first enacted in 2017, which prohibits citizens of 13 countries from entering the United States. Australia’s government on Saturday also banned travel from Iran, where the coronavirus death rate is higher than any country outside of China.
The State Department also increased its warning advising Americans not to travel to certain regions of Italy and South Korea affected by the virus.
Trump Administration: Mexico Travel Ban Being Considered
During a press conference, Mr. Trump mentioned that he was also considering expanding travel restrictions to Mexico, including a potential closure of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The CDC is cautioning citizens to take the same precautions as they would for the flu. Specifically, wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Don’t shake hands as that can transfer germs to you very easily.
In addition, if you do feel a cold coming on, and experience body aches, fatigue, chills, and temperature, it might be a good idea to visit your doctor and checked out You want to rule out the Coronavirus or the flu. If it is the coronavirus, you need to be treated immediately.