The U.S. issued a travel warning Wednesday for Italy, telling travelers to “exercise increased caution” if they plan on visiting due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The State Department’s notice builds on a prior advisory that cited terrorism as a potential concern for travelers. It now advises travelers to follow official health guidance issued by Italian officials and avoid government-designated areas known to be affected by COVID-19.
“Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues,” it says.
The department also updated its guidance for Mongolia, warning that travel should be reconsidered