Travel Updates

In light of recent information from the CDC and the United States Department of State, I wanted to provide current information for families and individuals currently traveling abroad our within the United States.

International Travel
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 “Do Not Travel” Health Advisory. You can find the full advisory by clicking here.

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

You are encouraged to visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security. Please also visit the website of the relevant U.S. embassy or consulate to see information on entry restrictions, foreign quarantine policies, and urgent health information provided by local governments.

Travelers are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. The Department uses these Alerts to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc. In an emergency, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate or call the following numbers: 1(888) 407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1 (202) 501-4444 from other countries or jurisdictions.

In an emergency, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate or call the following numbers: 1(888) 407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1 (202) 501-4444 from other countries or jurisdictions.

Should you need assistance contacting the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate, please contact my office immediately.

Domestic Travel
While the CDC does not generally issue domestic travel restrictions, the current travel environment may increase your chances of exposure to COVID-19. Should you decide to travel – be sure to take necessary steps to prevent spreading coronavirus. For more information on travel, visit the CDC site here.

Things to consider before travel:
  • Is COVID-19 spreading in the area where you’re going? If coronavirus is spreading at your destination, but not where you currently love, you are more likely to get infected upon traveling to your destination
  • Do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, in case you are told to stay home for 14 days for self-quarantine?
  • Do you live with someone who is older or has a serious medical condition? These people are at much higher risk of getting sick.
Should you need assistance navigating international travel policy, or have questions about domestic travel, please contact my office at (972) 202-4150.

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