Is it safe to travel abroad to visit family right now?

“Travelers just need to know that there’s some possibility that the situation could change and they may have to alter their plans,” says Karen Edwards, professor and chair of the epidemiology department at the University of California Irvine. “We’ve all learned to be a bit more flexible these days. …  If you’re really nervous, I would probably hold off on international travel unless it’s a really low-risk country.”