U.S. Issues ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory for U.K.

By Paul Riegler on 19 July 2021
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The State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States issued their highest warnings against travel to the United Kingdom amidst a rising number of coronavirus cases fueled by the India, or Delta, variant.

“Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to Covid-19,” read the State Department’s advisory.

The heightened advisory comes on the day that England ended almost all Covid-era restrictions for social distancing and wearing face masks.

“Because of the current situation in the United Kingdom, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants,” the CDC said.

The CDC raised the travel advisory for the U.K. to Level 4, its highest. Level 4 means “avoid travel,’” and the CDC cited “very high” levels of coronavirus cases.

The United Kingdom is seeing an average of 50,000 new daily infections in recent weeks and over 500,000 members of the population – some 1% – has been told to self-isolate after contact with someone who has the virus.

The new travel warnings come as airlines and the tourism industry have been asking officials on both sides of the Pond to lift international travel restrictions.

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