Overnight, the US Embassy in South Korea in its own statement said the suspension would affect both immigrant and non-immigrant visa services at embassies in countries with a U.S. State Department travel advisory level of 2, 3, or 4.
"Yeah, it's an advisory, but it's the highest level that the U.S. State Department can issue to Americans considering travel overseas".
The coronavirus, which emerged in China in 2019, has infected over 228,693 people and caused 9,377 deaths in 164 nations, triggering emergency lockdowns and injections of cash unseen since World War Two.
The unprecedented move comes as countries try to contain the novel coronavirus.
On Thursday, the State Department raised its global health advisory to level four, its highest level.
The senators called for clarification as to the support being offered to those Americans, saying the current travel advisories "do not seem to account for the spread of coronavirus".
US citizens who are now overseas are encouraged by the State Department to immediately return to the United States, if possible, or prepare to remain overseas for an indefinite period of time.
The lawmakers cited fears from Americans in Honduras, Morocco, Peru, and Tunisia who have recently reported difficulties in obtaining support from American embassies and consulates. They got caught, ' he said, adding the help would come ' probably from the military'.
Gayle Guynup of Santa Rosa, Calif., is one of hundreds of USA vacationers stuck in Morocco. USA nationals in the country said they only got the alert at the last minute and are unable to leave.
The State Department announced on Thursday its most severe worldwide travel advisory yet as the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the globe.
A "life-or-death" emergency is a serious illness, injury or death in a person's immediate family that requires travel outside the USA, the State Department said.
"Airlines have cancelled many global flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips", the statement continues.