CECC raises travel notice for Italy to Level 3: Warning; travelers arriving from Italy subject to home quarantine

On February 27, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it has raised the travel notice for Italy to Level 3: Warning, in the wake of the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country. Given the increased risk of infection, the CECC has also advised against all nonessential travel to Italy. Furthermore, starting from February 28, travelers arriving from Italy will be required to observe home quarantine for 14 days. 

In response to the international spread of COVID-19, the CECC has listed China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, and Italy under travel notice Level 3: Warning; Japan, Singapore, and Iran under Level 2: Alert; and Thailand under Level 1: Watch. The CECC will continue to closely monitor outbreak developments and adjust its prevention strategy and travel notices as the situation requires.