Fountain warns about air travel

Circuit clerk says COVID-19 guidelines can leave people stranded in foreign countries

Escambia County Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain said the requests for passports and the renewal of passports is picking up after a year stagnated by COVID-19, but Fountain says he issues a warning to anybody who travels out of the country and plans to arrive back via an airline.

Although the U.S. State Department encourages U.S. citizens to stop non-essential travel at this time, traveling out of the country is still permissible, but getting back in could be a problem.

Fountain, who also serves as passport facilitator for the county, said he received a notice from the U.S. Department of...

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