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The US State Department issued several more travel advisories yesterday as part of its efforts to keep Americans safe abroad.
The updates contain both advice from the State Department on threats travelers may face, as well as a warning about the level of Covid-19 in the country from the CDC, keeping travelers well informed of the destinations. they plan to visit. Here is an overview of the countries that received updates yesterday.
These countries have been classified as “Level 1” by the State Department. This indicates that there are no specific threats travelers should be aware of and should take normal precautions in these destinations. However, their CDC-defined Covid-19 levels range from low to moderate. They are the following:
Armenia, Andorra, Austria, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Estonia, Finland, French Guyana, Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Malta, Montenegro, Montserrat, North Macedonia, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Saba, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Gambia , Zambia
The following countries have Level 2 travel advisories, but have varying levels of Covid-19. They are:
Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Netherlands, Republic of Congo, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, United United, Zimbabwe
Several countries have been designated as Level 3 in the latest update, which asks travelers to reconsider their travel. Many of these countries had pages that simply warned travelers of the threat of crime and high levels of Covid-19 deemed by the CDC. These countries were:
El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras and Jamaica
Pages for other Tier 3 countries were simply asking travelers to reconsider travel due to Covid-19 restrictions and high levels of Covid-19. These countries were:
Cayman Islands, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland and Slovenia
Other Tier 3 countries had more than one issue travelers should be aware of. These were the following:
Azerbaijan: reconsider travel to Azerbaijan due to Covid-19 restrictions and terrorism concerns; moderate levels of Covid-19 according to the CDC.
Colombia: reconsider travel due to crime and terrorism, and be extra careful due to civil unrest and kidnappings; low level of Covid-19 according to the CDC
Democratic Republic of Congo: reconsider travel due to crime and civil unrest, CDC declares low level of Covid-19
Kosovo: reconsider travel due to Covid-19 related conditions and risk of terrorism, as well as high levels of Covid-19 according to Nicaragua: travelers face the risk of limited availability of health care, arbitrary law enforcement and crime, while CDC says it has an unknown level of Covid-19
Uganda: risk of crime and terrorism, but the CDC indicates low levels of Covid-19
Finally, only eight countries have moved to Level 4, the most stringent of the travel advisory levels that explicitly ask travelers not to visit that country. Their pages warn of the following:
Belarus: Do not travel due to arbitrary law enforcement, risk of detention, Russian military attack on neighboring Ukraine and Russian military buildup in Belarus along the border with Ukraine. The CDC also claims to have a high level of Covid-19.
Haiti: Do not travel to Haiti due to kidnappings, crimes and civil unrest. The country has a low level of Covid-19
Moldova: Do not travel to Moldova due to the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine and the unresolved conflict between the breakaway region of Transnistria and the central government. The country has a level of Covid-19.
Russia: various reasons for the invasion of Ukraine, see here for all the details
Somalia: Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health problems, kidnappings and piracy. High level of Covid-19.
south sudan: Do not travel to South Sudan due to crimes, kidnappings and armed conflict. High level of Covid-19
Sudan: Do not travel to Sudan due to civil unrest. Unknown level of Covid-19
Ukraine: Do not travel to Ukraine due to Russian military invasion and Covid-19
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