On Monday, The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its COVID-19 international travel advisory system by removing all countries from its ‘Do Not Travel’ list.
The updated advisory comes a day after a federal judge in Florida recently struck down a national mask requirement for public transportation across the country. The Transportation Security Administration announced on Monday it wouldn’t enforce a security directive that applies to aeroplanes, airports, taxis and other mass transit systems that were set to take effect in January 2021. Major airlines and many of the busiest airports quickly dropped their requirements after the announcement.
The CDC dropped all countries under the “Level 4: Special” which warns the travellers to avoid travelling to these nations due to very high levels of coronavirus cases.
The agency issues a statement last week stating, “special circumstances, such as rapidly escalating case trajectory or extremely high case counts, emergence of a new variant of concern, or healthcare infrastructure collapse”.
Meanwhile, the other three-level will continue to be on basis of 28-day coronavirus incidence or case counts. The CDC included 120 countries on a Level 3 advisory for a “high” COVID-19 warning.
CDC warns, “Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before travelling to these destinations. If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to these destinations”.