April 06, 2020

Cortez Masto Encourages Nevadans Abroad in Need of Support to Reach Out

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following press release urging Nevadans stranded abroad, or with family and loved ones on international travel who have been impacted by the public health response to coronavirus, to reach out to her office for assistance. Senator Cortez Masto has been working with dozens of Nevadans stranded abroad to ensure they receive support and transportation to safely return home.

“The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has led to the grounding of flights and other forms of transportation in countries worldwide. While many Nevadans were able to return, some traveling to more remote places have struggled to find flights to get home. I’m doing all I can to work with the State Department and ensure Nevadans travelling abroad, who have been impacted, are safe. Any Nevadan traveling abroad, or with loved ones traveling abroad who need support, should reach out to my office for assistance.”

BACKGROUND:

As recently reported by KOLO 8 News Now in Reno, along with Reno City Council Member Naomi Duerr, and officials at the State Department and additional federal agencies, Senator Cortez Masto was able to assist Nevadans' Tia Flores and Barbara Land return home safely. Their story is one of many stories of Nevadans traveling abroad who have reached out for support and assistance from Cortez Masto’s office. Nevadans requiring resources and support while traveling abroad may reach out to the Senator’s office through her website: http://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/contact; or by calling an international toll-free number: 800-744-17441 (Please note this is an 11-digit number). When the caller dials, they must first enter the country’s associated IAC followed by the number. The IAC number can be found in the attached document, please note that all countries are not included at this time. Nevadans may also directly call (702) 388-5020 for the Senator’s Southern Nevada office, or (775) 686-5750 for her Northern Nevada office.

For the State Department directory of COVID-19 information by country, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html