The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has the world on edge. Here is what to consider when weighing whether you should cancel any future travel.
What are health and government agencies saying about international travel?
The U.S. State Department has issued varying levels of travel warnings for countries where there are current outbreaks. The highest level — Level 4: Do Not Travel — has been applied to Iran and China as of February 2020. The State Department has issued Level 3: Reconsider Travel warnings for those planning travel to Italy and South Korea. Japan and Hong Kong are under the State Department’s Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution warning.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued similar recommendations for travelers. The CDC has warned people to avoid nonessential travel to China, Iran, South Korea, Italy and Japan. The agency added that people traveling to those countries who are older or have chronic medical conditions could be at risk for severe disease.
What about travel within the U.S.?
No official restrictions have been placed on domestic travel as of February 2020.
What if my event is cancelled?
If you have made reservations with us to attend an event that is cancelled, your GPTours package will be refunded in full. If the event is not cancelled and you decide not to attend, our cancellations policies will apply. View our Terms and Conditions.
For those of you travelling with us, we recommend you follow the CDC’s precautions: avoid contact with sick people, don’t touch your face with unwashed hands, and clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns or feel free to visit the CDC’s website for further information: https://www.cdc.gov/
Several events have been postponed and even cancelled, yet the large majority of motorsports events in 2020 are unaffected.