Hodges said the virus doesn’t scare him, but that wasn’t the case for all passengers on his flight.
“This lady was sitting next to a man that had a mask on and he sneezed in his mask. She got up and moved and requested another seat. That’s how paranoid they are about it,” Hodges said.
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Right now, a Level 3 travel warning has been issued, which is the highest level.
Travelers are recommended to avoid all nonessential trips, covering all of China, due to the disease outbreak.
AAA advises travelers to take advantage of the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
“It makes our government aware of where you are and they can contact you should something occur,” Antrican said.
In addition, people are advised to look into travel insurance to help travelers should they become sick overseas or to cover trip cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak.