The United States issues a “Don’t Travel” recommendation for the United Kingdom via COVID-19

Washington — Both the US State Department and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued the best warnings for traveling to the UK due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the UK.

Each raised Britain to “level 4” and told Americans to avoid traveling there.

“If you need to travel to the UK, make sure you are fully vaccinated before you travel,” the CDC said in a recommendation, and the State Department said, “Don’t travel to the UK for COVID-19. Please. “

In May, the US government lowered the UK to a “level 3” advisory rating.

More than 50,000 cases of COVID-19 are increasing daily in the UK, requiring hundreds of thousands of British to self-quarantine for 10 days.

Since March 2020, the United States has banned almost all non-US citizens who have recently stayed in the United Kingdom from the United States.

The UK allows visits to the United States, but requires 10 days of quarantine and two COVID-19 tests on arrival.

In June, the Biden administration announced that it would form a working group of experts with the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and the European Union to determine the best way to safely resume travel after a year or more of restrictions.

U.S. and airline officials have warned that restrictions on UK travelers are not expected to be lifted until August at the earliest and could be pushed back further.

Airlines and others have asked the government to lift restrictions that ban most non-US citizens in the United Kingdom, 26 Schengen countries in Europe without border control, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil. I put pressure on it. 14 days from the United States.

David Shepherdson

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