The U.S. State Department this week added hundreds of countries to the list of countries not recommended for travel, including Croatia, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Mexico, and Germany, due to the “high usage rate of covida-19.”
The State Department said on Monday that it will increase the number of states with the highest four-degree warning to about 80% of the world. As of Tuesday, 34 countries out of approximately 200 countries. There are about 130 now.
The State Department stated that the decision was based on an existing assessment of the epidemiological status of these countries by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The countries involved in the decision are Finland, Egypt, Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Spain.
Some countries, such as China and Japan, are still at the third level of warning and are encouraged to reconsider whether they should go there.
Due to the covida-19 pandemic, most Americans have been banned from travelling to most parts of Europe.
Washington bans almost all non-US citizens who have recently visited most European countries, China, Brazil, Iran and South Africa from entering the country.
If not necessary, the travel ban to Canada and Mexico was extended for another 30 days on Tuesday.