Travel restrictions and advisories

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, a cleaner walks through a deserted compound of a commercial office building in Beijing. Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a deadly viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
February 11, 2020 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness topped 1,000, global supply chains remained...
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The Royal Malaysian Air Force personnel wear masks at the Static Aircraft Display area at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Singapore. Singapore's air show began Tuesday with the usual ribbon cutting, but less typical warnings to industry and military figures attending to avoid handshakes and other close contact to avoid spreading a virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim)
February 10, 2020 - 10:26 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's air show began Tuesday with the usual ribbon cutting and displays of aerial prowess, but also with less typical warnings to industry and military figures attending to avoid handshakes and other close contact to avoid spreading a virus that has sickened tens of thousands...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The Trump administration has agreed to speed up the cases of some former interpreters for the U.S. military in Iraq. The decision also affects hundreds of other refugees whose efforts to move to the United States have been in limbo since he announced his travel bans three years ago. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 10, 2020 - 10:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has agreed to speed up the cases of some former interpreters for the U.S. military in Iraq and hundreds of other refugees whose efforts to move to the United States have been in limbo since he announced his travel bans three years ago. The news...
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Medical staff strike over coronavirus concerns outside government headquarters in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. In Hong Kong, hospitals workers are striking to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off the virus, but four new cases without known travel to the mainland indicate the illness is spreading locally in the territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 05, 2020 - 5:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 8 p.m. The European aerospace giant Airbus has temporarily closed its plant in northern China that assembles A320 passenger jets, another business casualty of the disruptions caused by China’s battle against a new...
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People wear protective face masks in a bus in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Hong Kong on Tuesday reported its first death from a new virus, a man who had traveled from the mainland city of Wuhan that has been the epicenter of the outbreak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 04, 2020 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 9:15 p.m. World Health Organization officials are reporting slower progress than expected in equipping laboratories across Africa to test for the new virus. Officials had hoped to have about 20 countries equipped...
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A pedestrian wears a protective mask in Alhambra, Calif., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. As China grapples with the growing coronavirus outbreak, Chinese people in the Los Angeles area, home to the third-largest Chinese immigrant population in the United States, are encountering a cultural disconnect as they brace for a possible spread of the virus in their adopted homeland. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 02, 2020 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if officials discover mid-flight that someone onboard has been in China in the last 14 days. And Secretary of...
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Medical workers in protective suits move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People's Hospital in Fuyang in central China's Anhui Province, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Beijing criticized Washington's tightening of travel controls to bar most foreign nationals who visited the country within the past two weeks. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 01, 2020 - 6:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries. Beijing criticized Washington’s order barring entry to most foreigners...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2017 file photo, a flag is waved outside the White House, in Washington. The Trump administration announced Friday that it was curbing legal immigration from six additional countries that officials said did not meet security screening standards, as part of an election-year push to further restrict immigration. Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania will face new restrictions in obtaining certain visas to come to the United States. But it is not a total travel ban, unlike President Donald Trump’s earlier effort that generated outrage around the world for unfairly targeting Muslims. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 31, 2020 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday that it was restricting immigrants from six additional countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to further clamp down immigration. Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan,...
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Travelers wear face masks as a screen shows a video about the proper way to wear a mask at the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.S. advised against all travel to China on Friday after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new virus that has spread to more than a dozen countries a global emergency. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
AP News
January 31, 2020 - 12:41 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period on Friday. The virus has infected almost 10,000 people globally in just two months, a troublesome sign...
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In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, photo, American citizen James Dickey sits on a train on his way back to his home in Changsha, China. Dickey, a kindergarten teacher in the central city of Changsha, outside the locked-down area, said he was “really scared” and trying to arrange for his daughter and ex-wife to leave Wuhan for the United States. The State Department said Americans "should consider departing” as the death toll rose in an advisory Friday. (James Dickey via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 3:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — Some Americans plan to leave China after the U.S. government advised about a spreading virus outbreak, but many others are staying. The State Department issued a travel advisory Friday saying Americans in China “should consider departing.” That followed the evacuation earlier this...
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