Spring break travel and coronavirus
COLUMBIA - As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, the U.S. State Department raised the worldwide travel advisory to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.
That's not necessarily deterring people trying to travel this spring though.
Jerry Price is a local travel agent in Columbia with Direct Travel. He said he's gotten more calls from concerned customers since the outbreak started, but not as many cancellations.
"It's such a fluid situation that people are wanting to go, and they really don't know what to do just yet," Price said.
In the meantime, Mizzou has cancelled all university-related non-essential travel for students and faculty until April 12th. That includes both domestic and international travel.
Price said he's still continuing to get new bookings despite virus threats.