Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides additional information about other symptoms people with COVID-19 may have.
Some people who get COVID-19 experience only mild illness; however, the virus can cause severe respiratory disease and death.
The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Since March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State has advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. CDC and the U.S. Department of State provide the latest information for travelers.