Although the US has opened its borders to international arrivals, the US State Department has advised all its citizens to refrain from traveling to two other EU member states since their epidemiological situation worsened.
Updating the list of countries to which US citizens are strongly advised to avoid travel, the State Department has issued “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advice for Germany and Denmark.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Tier 4 Travel Health Notice for Denmark due to COVID-19, which indicates a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions imposed affecting entry of US citizens into Denmark,” it said. In the travel advice issued by Denmark. The same advice was also issued for Germany.
Travel warnings for the two countries were issued yesterday, November 22, as Germany and Denmark reported increased infection rates.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Germany has reported 340,509 cases, and Denmark has reported 26,769 cases over the past seven days, TheSchengen.com reports.
Level Four: Don’t Travel is the highest advisory level. This means that all Americans, especially those who have not recovered or are vaccinated against the virus, have a higher risk of infection when traveling to countries where the travel warning currently applies.
Therefore, in order to reduce the risk of infection, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that all those who have to travel to one of the countries with travel advice be fully immunized with one of the vaccines authorized by the United States. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
With the exception of Germany and Denmark which were recently added to the list, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Romania and Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland also have ‘do not travel’ advice at the moment.
Travel advice says that not everyone should take any non-essential trips to one of the countries listed above.
The United States lifted entry bans for 26 Schengen area countries as well as the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil, China and India on November 8. Since then, international travelers have been able to travel to the United States provided they have met all vaccination and other entry rules.
US authorities currently recognize all vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization for travel.
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