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

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