The CDC further stressed to Americans that new travel requirements for international travel possess the potential to seriously disrupt trips and the ability for Americans to return home.
The acting Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Ian Brownlee, stressed the severity of the matter on the same call, stating:
“US citizens who choose to go abroad, whether it’s for a holiday or a genuine emergency, everyone needs to be prepared to be potentially seriously disrupted in their trips. If you cannot easily access a Covid-19 test, or if you test positive, you will end up overseas for much longer than you planned. If that happens, you will be responsible for covering your own lodging and medical costs during that time.”