Some of Americans’ favorite international vacation spots are now categorized as “Level 4: Do Not Travel.”
The U.S. State Department updated its Travel Advisories list last week warning Americans against foreign travel to about 80% of countries worldwide.
Calling the risks the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic poses to travelers as “unprecedented,” the State Department said in an April 19 statement that it “strongly recommends U.S. citizens reconsider all travel abroad.”
The department said its advisories will now better reflect Travel Health Notices issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local factors such as in-country testing availability and travel restrictions on U.S. citizens.
Some 8 out of 10 nations around the globe are now classified as “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” including popular destinations for American tourists such as Canada, France, Mexico and the U.K.
The nations not downgraded to Level 4 are largely in East Asia, Oceania and parts of Africa and the Caribbean.
See the full Travel Advisories list here.