Mar 19, 2020 - Health

State Department warns U.S. citizens against all international travel

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The State Department Thursday issued a Level 4 travel advisory for all international travel, warning Americans not to fly abroad due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters: The action will have Americans outside the U.S. return home immediately or face remaining abroad "for an indefinite period." This is the department’s highest level of travel alert.

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