Coronavirus, Covıd-19

Coronavirus, Covıd-19

US lifts advice to avoid all foreign travel due to COVID-19 pandemic

US lifts advice to avoid all foreign travel due to COVID-19 pandemic

6/8/2020 10:36:00 PM

US lifts advice to avoid all foreign travel due to COVID-19 pandemic

The United States on Thursday lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to improvements.

WorldA worker sprays sprays hand sanitizer onto passengers arriving in March 2020 at Taoyuan Airport in Taiwan, one of the few places for which the United States has completely lifted its warning to avoid travel due to the coronavirus AFP/Sam Yeh07 Aug 2020 02:57AM

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Share this contentBookmarkWASHIGNTON: The United States on Thursday (Aug 6) lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to improvements.The State Department said it would instead resume considering each country on a case-by-case basis.

AdvertisementAdvertisement"With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is returning to our previous system," it said in a statement."We continue to recommend US citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic." headtopics.com

The announcement comes as President Donald Trump seeks a quick return to normal in the United States, which has suffered by far the highest number of deaths from COVID-19.But US borders remain closed to most travelers from the European Union, which also bans most Americans due to the risk of contagion.

AdvertisementAdvertisementUnder the new ratings, the United States is still advising precautions for most countries.Among the few recipients of the Level 1 ranking - which means no special concerns for travel - were Taiwan, which has won wide acclaim for its handling of the pandemic, and Australia.

The United States gave a Level 3 status - which means to reconsider travel - to many allies including Britain, France and Germany. Read more: CNA »

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