The State Department announced that because the pandemic poses unprecedented risks to travelers, it will extend the recommendation to citizens of certain countries not to go to about 80% of the world.
The State Department said in a statement: “This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries covered by Tier 4: Approximately 80% of the countries do not travel.”
34 of about 200 countries have made such a proposal, including Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Kosovo, Kenya, Haiti, Mozambique and Tanzania. The planned expansion to 80% means an increase of nearly 130 countries.
Due to restrictions imposed, most Americans have been banned from traveling to many European countries. Washington has banned almost all non-US citizens who have recently been to the Schengen area from entering the country, followed by China, Brazil, Iran and South Africa.
The State Council added that the move does not involve a reassessment of the current public health situation in certain countries, but reflects the adjustment of the recommendation system to rely more on the existing epidemiology conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Evaluation. So far, the CDC has not commented on this.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people can travel safely in the United States due to the low risk, but the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky (Rochelle Walensky) urged Americans should not travel because of the large number of people infected throughout the country.
Valensky emphasized: “We know that we have more and more cases. I advise against traveling. We do not recommend traveling at this time, especially for those who have not been vaccinated.”