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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Fountain warns about air travel

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


April 1, 2021


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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