What you should do if you are currently abroad:
The State Department has created a 24-hour public hotline for Americans abroad who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For callers in the U.S. and Canada, the number is 888-407-4747. For those dialing from overseas, the number is 202-501-4444.
- It is also strongly recommended that citizens enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) which can be done here
- The only way for the State Department to know that an American is in country, and to provide real time information to citizens abroad is to register through STEP.
- Citizens and their families can also find up to date, country specific information through the local U.S. Embassy, a full list of U.S. Embassies can be found here.