What are the facts about the Corona Virus?
The US CDC maintains a “Warning-Level 3” travel health notice due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus activity in China. This is the highest of three notice levels, indicating the US CDC recommends avoidance of any non-essential travel to China. Limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas has been reported. This level of notice also advises travelers to practice enhanced precautions: washing hands regularly with soap; avoid contact with sick individuals; and avoid animals (alive or dead), wet markets, and products that come from animals (especially uncooked meat).
What should I keep in mind when traveling?
1. Do not travel to Mainland China at this time.
2. If you do travel, even within the US, wash your hands and face regularly, as you would to combat the common cold.
3. If you travel outside the US, there may be very long wait times at immigration without a Global Entry card. We recommend the free Passport App through Google and Apple to avoid the long lines. It works!
4. If you think you may have been at risk of catching the virus while abroad or at home, it is recommended that you stay at home for up to 14 days to make sure you have no symptoms.
What are the best options for changing my group location?
AEA customizes programs to 95 countries. Don’t need a customized program? We can implement the program you have in mind, in whole or part. If your program to China was supposed to be between now and the end of summer, the easiest and often cheapest locations to change to are SE Asia and Central America, but we are happy to discuss any location you have in mind where we operate. A map of our locations can be found here.