As of right now, the coronavirus outbreak has not been declared a pandemic by WHO. Though cases have been reported on every continent (except Antarctic), the CDC and the State Department have only issued coronavirus-related travel warnings for a handful of countries and regions.
"There’s still a lot we don’t know, but every day we’re learning more," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a media briefing on March 5. Given the many unknowns, it's hard to predict what the situation will look like in the future. If you do decide to pounce on a cheap plane ticket, be aware of the potential risks. Check the airline's change policies, book refundable accommodations, decide if it's worth investing in a comprehensive travel insurance policy, and most importantly, practice routine precautions, stay informed, and monitor the CDC and State Department for travel warnings updates.