CV19: U.S. Stops Issuing Passports, Except for "Life-or-Death Emergencies"

April 3, 2020

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The United States has decided to stop issuing passports to its citizens, unless they can prove that they need to travel to a foreign country for a "life-or-death emergency." In a statement on its website, the State Department asked Americans to avoid international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, and cited serious illnesses, injuries or deaths in someone's immediate family as acceptable reasons to still try and obtain a passport. CNN reports that applications received on or before March 19 will still be processed.