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U.S. ‘DO NOT TRAVEL’ ADVISORIES TO RISE TO 80% OF COUNTRIES

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The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its “Do Not Travel” guidance to about 80 per cent of nations worldwide, citing “unpreceden­ted risk to travellers” from COVID-19. “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. The U.S. 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. Getting to 80 per cent would imply adding nearly 130 countries. Most Americans were already prevented from travelling to much of Europe. Washington has barred nearly all non-u.s. citizens who have recently been in most of Europe, China, Brazil, Iran and South Africa.

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