Spring break travel and coronavirus

3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago Friday, March 13 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Friday, March 13, 2020 3:56:00 AM CDT March 13, 2020 in News
By: Will Morris, KOMU 8 Reporter
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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.

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