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FSU suspends travel to all of China due to coronavirus outbreak

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 13:09:55-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University is suspending travel to all of China due to the recent outbreaks of the deadly Coronavirus.

According to university officials, the CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China while outbreaks of respiratory illness are ongoing.

Travel to China outside of the Hubei Province must be deemed essential and approved by the traveler’s Vice President.

The university says students may not submit travel requests for the Hubei Province and are not authorized to travel to this area until further notice.

In an effort to stop the coronavirus from spreading, Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in the area around Wuhan.

On Jan.23, the Department of State ordered the departure from China of all non-emergency U.S. personnel and their family members.

The U.S. government has also limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Hubei province.

For updates and more information visit the US Department of State and Centers for Disease Control websites.

For questions regarding the university's travel to China, please contact travel@fsu.edu.