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U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories for Cyprus, Spain, Portugal over Covid-19 cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State Department on Monday both warned against travel to Cyprus, Spain, Portugal and Kyrgyzstan because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in those countries.

The CDC raised its travel advisory to “Level Four: Very High” for those countries telling Americans they should avoid travel there, while the State Department issued “Do Not Travel” advisories.

The CDC also raised concerns about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, lifting its travel health notice by two levels to “Level 3: High,” while the State Department rated Israel at “Level 3: Reconsider Travel.”

In June, the CDC had lowered its travel advisory rating for Israel to “Level 1: Low.”

It also eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories as it revised its methodology for assessing COVID-19 risks.

But as cases rise, the CDC has been issuing new warnings and last week advised against traveling to the United Kingdom.


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