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Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

US State Department raising Covid alert level for most countries

The US is about to make it harder for Americans to head overseas on vacation.

The U.S. State Department will significantly increase its 'Do Not Travel' advisories to more than three-quarters of countries around the world.

That will more than triple the 34 countries currently listed as Level 4: 'Do Not Travel.'

"This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide," the department said.

That amounts to nearly 130 countries.

The White House hasn't said when the new advisories will become effective.

The U.S. State Department is making the sweeping changes to 'better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's science-based Travel Health Notices.'

Until now, the State Department's travel advisories have differed to those issued by the CDC for some countries such as popular vacation destinations Mexico and the Bahamas.

"Our advisories also take into account logistical factors, including in-country testing availability and current travel restrictions for U.S. citizens," it said.

The Covid situation in many countries still represents 'unprecedented risks to travelers.

"In light of those risks, the Department of State strongly recommends US citizens reconsider all travel abroad.''


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  • #SaveTourism2021

    These red lists are simple political campaigns to hurt countries and tourism - example there is NO reason why the USA cant travel to the UK and UK to USA - vaccination rates are so up. This was the very reason our leaders stated - get jabbed and fly and now its DONT FLY period - unacceptable

    By Gennaro Meriano, Friday, April 23, 2021

  • But Michigan is OK

    Guess its one way to Boost Domestic Vacations. Just bough myself more Disney Shares.

    By Lord Kent, Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Government Idiots

    The Biden administration is doing everything it can to destroy this industry.

    By Michael Bennett, Thursday, April 22, 2021

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