• Amid travel bans and restrictions, many airports, trains, and roads across the US and world are empty.
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  • In the United States, President Trump announced earlier this month that all travel from Europe by non-US citizens will be suspended for 30 days.
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  • Italy and France are facing nationwide lockdowns, and citizens have been told to stay at home and avoid all non-essential travel.
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  • China, where the coronavirus originated, was the first country to go into lockdown, and is just now easing lockdown restrictions. China's extreme travel bans and resulting empty roads contributed to a huge drop in air pollution.

Transport hubs around the world are starting to look like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie. Devoid of their usual travelers, the once bustling centers have an unusual and eerie appearance.

Italy and France, two of the world's most popular tourist destinations, are under strict lockdowns in which people are only allowed to leave their homes when it is absolutely necessary. Anyone who wants to travel there has to get permission from authorities.

China is home to two of the most populated cities in the world, Shanghai and Beijing. The airports in both cities are almost completely vacant, and many highways can be seen without a single car, though as lockdowns begin to ease, they'll slowly come back.

Take a look at these photos that capture metropolitan abandonment in the wake of coronavirus.