The State Department is warning U.S. citizens who are abroad to “arrange for immediate return” to the U.S. — or be prepared to remain overseas for an indefinite period of time.
The State Department is also warning Americans to “arrange for immediate return to the United States” or prepare for an indefinite period overseas.
The Level 4 travel advisory also calls on U.S. citizens who live in the U.S. but are currently overseas to “arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.”
“U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel,” the warning reads. “If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.”
On Saturday, the State Department said that U.S. personnel and their family members who are at high risk if exposed to COVID-19 may return to the U.S. It warned that the decision could limit services for U.S. citizens at some U.S. embassies and consulates.