BREAKING: Rick Steves cancels tours to Italy for next two weeks
Last updated 3/2/2020 at 2:57pm
Rick Steves, the Edmonds-based European expert, told the Beacon today, Feb. 28, that his company has canceled four tours to Italy for the next two weeks in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
Steves acted after the Centers for Disease Control issued a level 3 warning to that country, calling for travelers to avoid nonessential travel due to widespread community transmission.
"I mean, my first reaction is, well that's a heartbreak for all the people who had these long-laid plans for a beautiful vacation in Italy," Steves said. "I feel really bad about that. I feel bad about leaving...