Skip to comments.U.S. will boost 'Do Not Travel' advisories to 80% of world
Posted on 04/20/2021 12:44:10 PM PDT by Jyotishi
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing "unprecedented risk to travelers" from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Department already listed 34 out of about 200 countries as "Level 4: Do Not Travel," including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Mozambique, Russia and Tanzania.
"This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide," the department said in a statement.
Getting to 80% would imply adding nearly 130 countries.
The State Department said the move does not imply a reassessment of current health situations in some countries, but rather "reflects an adjustment in the State Department's Travel Advisory system to rely more on (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's) existing epidemiological assessments."
Most Americans were already prevented from traveling to much of Europe because of COVID-19 restrictions. Washington has barred nearly all non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in most of Europe, China, Brazil, Iran and South Africa.
The White House has given no timeline for when it might ease those restrictions.
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Ok. so where CAN we go?
This doesn’t bode well. It’s funny they called Trump isolationist.
Like other good communist regimes, the issue is not keeping people out of your country, but keeping your citizens from leaving.
but if we have had the vaccine, why can’t we travel?
I’ve heard some say that this Covid vaccine is analogous to how we get shots for malaria or yellow fever when traveling to some parts of the world.
Ok, then, if that’s the case, and we have received the Covid vaccine, then what’s the problem?
“Do Not Travel” including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya,
Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Mozambique, Russia, and Tanzania...
I had no plans to visit any of those.
Not To Worry, for your convenience (and the Deamericanization of America), the US will bring 'em all here!
Yet okay for people from those same countries to come here, even illegally.
Live in terror. Ask for permission.
Already planning my next trip to Colombia
“ but if we have had the vaccine, why can’t we travel?
It is about the coordinated destruction of capitalism, in order to make Marxism more palatable
There used to be a name for this. Let me see if I can recall ... Iron curtain. Did I get that right? It kind of goes alone with the fence around the green zone in Washington, DC.
And yet the Mexican border is open to anyone.
is this only one way?
A travel restriction sure isn't going to help the economies of 80% of the world.
Wait until they lock us in our states. They’re already doing this in Canada
Are people FROM these places going to be denied entry? Because a year ago Democrats said such a policy would be racist and xenophobic
CDC said that it was A-OK for people who actively tested POSITIVE for covid to go vote at the polls on election day.
This has never been about a virus or minimizing transmission.
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