We will be keeping you up to date with all the developments in our region and we all hope for an early conclusion to the current situation. If you need any help or advice we are here for you, see a list of emails below to assist. At this current time there are no flights to the States, with no date set for them to continue at the moment. If you have any holidays booked please contact your tour operator or local travel agent. Here is the official statement from: https://uk.usembassy.gov/. We will also be keeping our Facebook page up to date with attractions that are open and closed, plus any events that are cancelled or rescheduled facebook.com/UKDeepSouthUSA.
Entry is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation, of non-LPR foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States. If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel to China, Iran, the Schengen Area (which includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland), the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe, or Republic of Ireland prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ies).
Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid.
Travellers are advised to visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website, www.dhs.gov/news-releases, for further guidance on U.S. travel restrictions.
Currently Alabama attractions and schools are still open. Visit alabama.travel/ or alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/2019-coronavirus.html to keep up to date on developments. Currently we know that the US Space and Rocket Centre has closed until the 3rd April and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio has closed until the 30th March.
The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet is collaborating with state public health officials and agency partners to monitor the spread of COVID-19 both domestically and internationally as well as coordinate response efforts in the event the virus spreads to the Commonwealth. The Cabinet is urging our internal agencies and tourism partners to develop contingency and emergency preparedness plans to minimize the impact of the virus on tourism. In an effort to ensure Kentucky’s tourism industry has consistency in our response to the potential spread of COVID-19, we ask that you contact the following individuals to coordinate best practices for public venues and tourism attractions. Useful websites kentuckytourism.com/kentucky-tourism-covid-19-response-efforts/ and chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx.
Currently Louisiana attractions and schools are open. Visit louisianatravel.com/ or ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/ for further updates. Plus here is the most up to date information from the City of New Orleans and vendors in New Orleans ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/mayor-cantrell-issues-guidance-to-bars-and-restaur/ and neworleans.com/blog/post/tracking-covid-19-cancellations-and-closings-in-new-orleans/
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continue to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) further information is available at visitmississippi.org/ or msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html.
To keep up to date on developments in Tennessee visit tnvacation.com/articles/tennessee-travel-amid-coronavirus or tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. Memphis Tourism encourages all travellers to follow guidance issued by public health officials. We are continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19 (also commonly known as the “Coronavirus”). Click here for Memphis visitors to get the latest information on the status of tourism. Some attractions have made the difficult decision to close while others remain open with reduced capacity to space out guests and prevent visitors from clustering in large groups, along with deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol. Travellers are welcome should they decide to visit Memphis today, tomorrow or in the future. Visitors can also engage with the team on various social platforms using the @MemphisTravel handle.
Other useful websites regarding COVID-19 updates for US visitors: