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US Issues “Do Not Travel” Advisory For UK Amid Rise In COVID-19 Cases

UK permits American visits however requires a 10-day quarantine on arrival and two Covid assessments. (File)

Washington:

The US State Department and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each issued on Monday their highest warnings in opposition to journey to the United Kingdom due to a rising variety of COVID-19 instances in that nation.

Each raised the UK to “Level Four,” telling Americans they need to keep away from journey there.

“If you must travel to the United Kingdom, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel,” the CDC mentioned in an advisory, whereas the State Department mentioned: “Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.”

In May, the US authorities had lowered the UK to a “Level 3” advisory score.

COVID-19 instances are rising by greater than 50,000 a day within the UK and a whole lot of 1000’s of Britons are being requested to self-isolate for 10 days.

The United States since March 2020 has barred practically all non-US residents who’ve just lately been within the UK from the United States.

Britain permits American visits however requires a 10-day quarantine on arrival and two COVID-19 assessments.

In June, the Biden administration mentioned it was forming knowledgeable working teams with Britain, Canada, Mexico and the European Union to find out how greatest to restart journey safely after greater than a yr of restrictions.

US and airline officers don’t count on the restrictions on UK vacationers to be lifted till August on the earliest – and warn it may very well be pushed again additional.

Airlines and others have pressed the administration to elevate the restrictions that bar most non-US residents who’ve been in Britain, the 26 Schengen nations in Europe with out border controls, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil inside the previous 14 days from the United States.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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