Americans fight to get home amid coronavirus lockdowns | USA TODAY

Americans fight to get home amid coronavirus lockdowns | USA TODAY 1


Stranded Americans share struggle to get home during coronavirus pandemic.
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These Americans were stranded abroad when the coronavirus pandemic suddenly shut borders. Many are still trying to get home.

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40 Comments on "Americans fight to get home amid coronavirus lockdowns | USA TODAY"

  1. They knew the situation since January!

    • @Mendy Kay Thank you for response. Unfortunately the present lifestyles we all lead is indicative to our own ignorance. We are losing our rights as we speak. Only good thing that I hope is that people will educate themselves Constitution Rights and what are virus,and why now. 😛

    • Boss Hog Zoomer | April 4, 2020 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      Mendy Kay,every Head of State,in every country on the planet knew. So,now what????

    • @Boss Hog Zoomer I’m not on any political sides either. I don’t like how any of it is being handled. Common sense is very rare..

    • True but no one ever expected this fiasco.

    • Mendy Kay really???? Why?

  2. It’s not vacation time dummy’s. Duh. Wake up

  3. Mariannie Bo’bannie | April 4, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

    Going overseas, you might want to check out the world politics first.

  4. Janis Bumanis | April 4, 2020 at 11:07 PM | Reply

    It just shows how arrogant people can be. It was clear since january, that it is no advised to travel. You have to know the situation in the world before you travel. One president said something. Who cares? Don’t you have a common sense. I don’t feel sorry for these travelers.

    • Agolf Tweetler | April 5, 2020 at 3:19 AM | Reply

      you can kinda see the mind set. Everything was still normal here until around mid March, seems ages ago now. 😂

    • Janis Bumanis | April 5, 2020 at 3:30 AM | Reply

      @Agolf Tweetler There is no one country these days, thanks to globalization. When first heard news about virus in China i knew it will affect us, here in Europe and everywhere else. It was really foolish for those egoists to continue bying travel tickets and go somewhere thinking that it will not affect them. And in they same time by doing so they did not care about others by raising the chance to spread the virus.

    • Pandacat 666 | April 5, 2020 at 12:28 PM | Reply

      thank you! i sign that as it stands there 100%

    • Agolf Tweetler | April 5, 2020 at 12:40 PM | Reply

      @Janis Bumanis Kinduva strawman. I’m just explaining the why & it doesn’t have anything to do with egoism. Not everyone watches & infers to the level your armchair allows.

  5. Travel companies and cruise ships were offering really cheap trips after they knew about the illnesses ~ They and their greed are to blame too…

  6. Jordan Carpenter | April 5, 2020 at 12:17 AM | Reply

    Meanwhile China is now the new world leader !

  7. Saurabh puthal | April 5, 2020 at 3:01 AM | Reply

    Why are they roaming when they are 65+ ?Everybody knew about the virus since Mid-February .

  8. 武漢ウィルスは中国共産党が世界1位の経済大国になるために散布。

  9. A Serious Lollygagger | April 5, 2020 at 5:11 AM | Reply

    Anybody vacationing or taking a cruise in March was either severely misinformed or just plain didn’t care about public safety, including their own. Seriously, I can’t believe these levels of denial and ignorance.

  10. abhishek verma | April 5, 2020 at 5:48 AM | Reply

    Travelling during pandemic… deserve this. “He was obviously lying when he said he got everything under control” .

    • Fontaine King | April 5, 2020 at 12:10 PM | Reply

      Why didn’t they listen to the travel address that he issued in late December? He even mentioned it in the state of the Union advisory. More idiots that want to blame others for their greed and stupidity.

    • Oriental Pearl | April 7, 2020 at 4:31 AM | Reply

      abhishek veram Some people were studying abroad. Not everyone who is stranded was traveling.

  11. Prepper Cat And Friends | April 5, 2020 at 7:35 AM | Reply


  12. Lol due at 6:00 is chilling 😁

  13. These people had all the time in the world to get back home, this is garbo

  14. If American citizens are in other countries, then stay there until this is over. If you did not need to be home when this started, then you sure as hell don’t need to be here now. Stay where you are at as you may have the virus and bring back to the US with you, so stay put where you are!

    • Oriental Pearl | April 7, 2020 at 4:31 AM | Reply

      Godzilla I’m staying in Japan. I feel no need to move from where I am despite the US embassy in Tokyo repeatedly asking us to come back to America. Detroit is hit hard. I don’t feel safe going home either.

  15. Same idiots that were on cruises only weeks ago.

  16. gobuktaragang | April 5, 2020 at 12:52 PM | Reply

    You guys are safer where you’re now than in the US. Stay where you are!

  17. None of Your Business | April 5, 2020 at 12:52 PM | Reply

    Shut up with your excuses! You knew there was a pandemic as of the beginning of feb so suck it up!

  18. “There is no fool like an old fool”

  19. Blake Trickey | April 5, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

    I’m an American living in Europe and the US government urged me to come back. Why!? It’s terrible there

  20. GaiSensei Neemo | April 8, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

    3:22 um…. dude???? I would LOOOOOVE if we were on lockdown ….. what the hell….

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