Travelers will face new restrictions and cancellations as coronavirus cases grow in the US
(CNN) — Travelers entering the United States will face new protocols as cases of novel coronavirus grow around the world.
The US is expanding travel restrictions from Iran and heightening a travel advisory for certain regions of South Korea and Italy, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday. Meantime, President Trump in a tweet on Sunday announced new screening procedures for people traveling from "high-risk countries."
New screening methods
There was already a ban on travel related to Iran, but the administration said Saturday that it is being expanded "to include any foreign national who has visited Iran within the last 14 days." As of Monday morning, there have been 978 cases of coronavirus in Iran and 54 deaths.
The US is also increasing the travel advisory for Italy and South Korea to Level 4 -- the highest level -- advising Americans not to travel to specific regions in those countries hit hardest by the virus, Pence announced through the State Department.