China Warns Citizens of Travel to U.S.
China has issued a travel warning for the United States this week, urging its citizens not to travel to the country.
The advisory was released by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday and it cautioned travelers not to visit the US due to the overreaction to the deadly virus, unfair treatment of Chinese tourists in the US and unspecified uncertainties over its domestic security.
This appears to be a response to a similar step by Washington nearly a month ago, that issued a Level 4 warning for travel to China. Major airlines have also canceled flights to the country.
While more than 60 countries have imposed some form of travel restrictions on people from China and some two dozen countries have evacuated their citizens from Wuhan, US was one of the first to act.
China was the fifth-biggest source of tourists to the United States in 2017, but the number dropped by 5.7 per cent to 2.9 million in 2018 for the first time since 2003, largely due to the trade tensions and China’s economic downturn.