Given the increases in international travel, the availability of effective COVID-19 mitigation measures, and recently announced changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Travel Health Notice (THN) process, the U.S. Department of State has reassessed how COVID-19 considerations factor into our Travel Advisory levels for U.S. citizens.
Starting this week, the State Department Travel Advisory levels will no longer automatically correlate with the CDC COVID-19 THN level. However, if the CDC raises a country’s COVID-19 THN to a Level 4, the State Department’s Travel Advisory for that country will also be raised to a Level 4: Do Not Travel due to COVID-19.
Although conditions have recently improved, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Travelers to consider COVID-19 conditions and restrictions at their destinations when considering international travel.
“We continue to monitor conditions closely and will adjust the Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID-19 pages as needed to keep U.S. citizens informed. ” The U.S. Government remains committed to leading efforts with partners globally to end this acute phase of the pandemic. ‘
To see the latest State Department Travel Advisories for any country in the world, visit travel.state.gov.