US lifts Coronavirus travel advisory, Americans can now travel abroad apart from India and China, United States


US lifts Coronavirus travel advisory, Americans can now travel abroad apart from India and China

The US has finally lifted its global health travel advisory for Americans due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The announcement was made on Thursday, which means Americans can now travel abroad. However, there are nearly 50 countries where the Trump administration has advised its people not to travel to, including India and China.

The US State Department in its announcement said, “With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is returning to our previous system.”

The official statement released by the state department further mentioned that they recommend US citizens to exercise caution when traveling abroad given the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.

In March, the department had issued the Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory for some countries. The highest level of travel advisory asks Americans not to travel abroad because of the COVID-19 outbreak and its contagious nature. India and China, along with 50 more countries, remain in the Do Not Travel level of the new travel advisory.

“Do not travel to India due to Covid-19. Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism,” said the US state department in its latest travel advisory. India is still experiencing border shuts, travel restrictions, airport closures, and lockdown situations due to the rising number of virus positive patients.

Other countries that are on Level 4 in the US travel advisory include Syria, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Russia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Egypt and Brazil.

On the other hand, only a handful of countries are on Level 1 (safe to travel to) ranking of the advisory, including Taiwan and Australia. Britain, France and Germany have made it to Level 3 (reconsider travel) of the advisory.

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