Other countries are reporting increasing numbers of cases. Those who have traveled to affected areas or been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 are at higher risk of becoming ill.
There are travel alerts for multiple countries. The list of countries with coronavirus-related alerts may grow and change quickly, and people are encouraged to check CDC travel alerts. Returning travelers from affected countries are advised to self-monitor for 14 days and, if they develop symptoms like a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, to self-isolate and seek medical guidance by calling their health care provider.