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State Department Lowers Advisory Level for Dozens of International Destinations

by Elliott McNamee, on June 9, 2021

This week the U.S. State Department lowered the advisory level for several countries. Advisories for travel to Japan, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and Germany decreased from Level 4 “Do Not Travel” to Level 3 “Reconsider Travel.”

(Does going from “do not travel” to “reconsider” make you think of Jim Carey saying “so you’re telling me there’s a chance?” Me too.)

Note that several prominent countries are still Level 4, including Ireland, Brazil, Argentina and India.

The U.S. CDC and State Department discourage all travel to Level 4 countries, but permit travel to Level 3 countries for travelers who have completed their COVID vaccine regimens. 

This, along with the EU’s launch of new digital COVID certificates, shows the slow but steady reopening of international travel.

If you’re sending your travelers to international destinations, you should of course check the AmTrav COVID Resource Center for information on entry requirements to those countries. Then you can keep track of the State Department advisory level for your travelers’ destinations in your AmTrav Travel Advisory Report, along with their latest itineraries. And of course, if you have questions or your travelers need assistance, we’re ready to help.

Topics:International TravelCovid TravelState DepartmentTravel Advisory

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