Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA – “You need to get out or you will be stuck”: Tough piece of advice from travel agent Marlene Freiman to U.S. citizens visiting South Africa.Freiman, who works at Johannesburg’s Travel by Arrangement agency, is referring to a COVID-19 virus ban slapped on U.S. citizens visiting their country, which has led to a “panicking” rush to airports to get out before it comes into effect on Wednesday, March 18 — and the erronous belief by some that flights to the U.S. will stop.The U.S. has been earmarked by the South African government as one of eight countries deemed to be at high-risk from the virus. “No foreign nationals will be allowed from these countries,” said South African transport minister Fikile Mbalula. WHAT COUNTRIES HAVE NOT DECLARED ANY KNOWN CASES OF CORONAVIRUS?But South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has caused confusion, observers say. A man uses his hand to cover his nose as he walks along a downtown street Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)Americans, Britons and Chinese travelers particularly have packed the country’s airports, trying to get out. One U.S. traveler who didn’t wish to be named said: ”I was meant to return next week, but I’ve canceled business meetings I came

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