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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

INFORMATION UPDATED MARCH 18, 2020

Global Travel is working closely with the UArizona International Travel Safety and Oversight Committee to monitor the status of the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China, beginning in early December 2019.  We have compiled the information and resources below to help the campus community remain updated on developments.

Routinely updated information and mapping of the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in China and all other affected countries can be seen under the following links:
 
As of 1/27/2020, the CDC has issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” to China, especially for older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe disease.  The U.S. Department of State has raised its travel advisory to China to an “Alert Level 3 – Reconsider Travel” and maintains an “Alert Level 4 – Do Not Travel” for Wuhan, China.

As of 2/24/2020, the CDC issued a "Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel" to South Korea, following a spike of confirmed cases in the country, and raised its advisory for Italy and Iran to a "Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel" on 2/28/2020 due to clusters of confirmed cases in each country.

On 2/26/2020, the U.S. Department of State raised its travel advisory for South Korea to a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" while the travel advisory for Iran remained a "Level 4: Do Not Travel". On 2/28/2020, the State Department travel advisory for Italy was elevated to a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel".

On 3/11/2020, the CDC issued a "Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel" to the Schengen countries of Europe (which include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) while issuing a Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice raising all international travel to a "Level 2: Practice Enhanced Precautions". 

On 3/15/2020, the CDC issued a "Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel" for travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland due to the rising number of confirmed COVID cases.

On 3/18/2020, the CDC issued a "Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel" for travel to Malaysia due to the rising number of confirmed COVID cases.

Foreign nationals attempting to return from having previously traveled to a country listed by the CDC as Level 3 due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the previous 14 days will be denied entry back into the United States. U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed in but may go through enhanced medical screenings, though, you may be denied the ability to board a U.S.-bound flight if you are showing symptoms at the airport.

If you have recently returned or have upcoming travel to a destination with confirmed cases of COVID-19, you are advised to visit the UArizona’s Campus Health Alert on the Coronavirus should you begin to feel sick and to practice social distancing for 14 days following your return. If returning from a country designated by the CDC as Level 3, you must self-quarantine for 14 days following your return and monitor your health for signs of COVID-19. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to UA Global Travel directly with any questions or concerns you have at uaglobaltravel@arizona.edu or call 520.621.1063 during business hours.