The State Department on Thursday warned Americans not to travel internationally and advised those still abroad to either return immediately or prepare to remain in place indefinitely as much of the United States and Europe continued to shut down to stem the worsening global spread of the novel coronavirus.The agency raised its travel advisory for all international travel from 3 to 4, the most serious category, reflecting the difficulty thousands of Americans are having returning to the United States as borders close and airlines cancel flights.“U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period,” the State Department advisory said.“Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice,” the statement added.Particularly large numbers of American travelers have been stranded in Morocco, Peru, Honduras and Tunisia, where some have complained that U.S. embassies have not provided adequate help in getting them home.The pandemic has forced governments around the world to try to arrange alternative routes for citizens to return home for vacations or work trips.The U.S. advisory warns


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