COVID-19: Government & International Organization Updates
Updated March 26, 2020
Last updated on 03/26/20 - 12:20

HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.
RESTRICTIONS OF GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE
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TRAVELERS HEALTH INFORMATION
ITALY - LEVEL 3 TRAVEL WARNING
CRUISE SHIP WARNING
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)


WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
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Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
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MARCH 3 MEDIA BRIEFING

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
"Mapping Coronavirus" by Johns Hopkins University. Please scroll down to read full information on this interactive web-based dashboard.
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WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL
Briefing on COVID-19 (Issued March 26, 2020
Briefing on COVID-19 (Issued March 19, 2020)

Statement on the Europe Travel Ban (Issued March 12, 2020)



IATA
IATA's entry restrictions by country.  This should be viewed in conjunction with the Department of State's country specific information. (Added March 18, 2020)

 

TRAVEL NOTICES AND ALERTS

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
US Department of State Travel Advisory Raised to Level 4 - DO NOT TRAVEL ABROAD (Issued March 19, 2020)

Following is a link from the US State Department with Country Specific information related to their response to COVID-19.  The site is updated every 4-5 hours.  If you have questions about a specific destination, email:
destinations@signaturetravelnetwork.com

COVID-19 Country Specific Information
Issued March 17, 2020

IATA's entry restrictions by country NOTE: The information is correct to the best of IATA's knowledge at the time of publication and is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by IATA staff, given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the COVID-19 outbreak IATA cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any errors or omissions.
Issued March 18, 2020

Global Health Advisory
Level 3: Reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19
Issued March 15, 2020

Details on European Travel Ban
Issued March 12, 2020


US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Protocols for Americans Returning from Restricted Countries
Issued March 16, 2020


Fact Sheet: DHS Notice of Arrival Restrictions on China, Iran and Schengen Countries of Europe
Issued March 13, 2020

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf’s Statement on Presidential Proclamation To Protect the Homeland from Travel-Related Coronavirus Spread
Issued March 11, 2020


 

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