State Department Travel Advisory Warns Americans Against Asia Cruise Travel

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Posted: February 24, 2020

In the wake of the disastrous Diamond Princess cruise ship coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. government is warning citizens against traveling to Asia to cruise.

Cnn.com reports that the State Department is advising Americans to reconsider travel to the Asian mainland or waters. "This is a dynamic situation and US citizens traveling by ship may be impacted by travel restrictions affecting their itineraries or ability to disembark or may be subject to quarantine procedures implemented by the local authorities," the State Department said.

The State Department also warned that people traveling to the U.S. from Asia may have difficulties due to the “potential risk of quarantine by local authorities."

Though the U.S. was able to evacuate hundreds of U.S. citizens from the Diamond Princess, the State Department advises that this does not indicate that it will offer similar assistance to other travelers.