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The United States has issued a "do not travel" recommendation to the United Kingdom due to an increase in COVID-19 cases

The United States has issued a “do not travel” recommendation to the United Kingdom due to an increase in COVID-19 cases

Passengers at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, England (Reuters)

The Department of Foreign Affairs Of the United States and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Monday Maximum alert levels Against the UK tour, Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in that country.

Both agencies alerted the UK to a “Level Four” warning US citizens not to travel to the country.

If you have to go to the UK, make sure you are fully vaccinated“The CDC said in a statement that the State Department had said:”Do not go to the UK due to COVID-19”.

In May, the U.S. government recommended lowering the warning level of travel to the UK, leaving it at “Level 3” and seeking emergency advice.

The warning comes amid a surge in so-called “Independence Day” lawsuits in the UK aimed at easing restrictions associated with an epidemic that could fully reopen a shattered economy. To its deepest recession in 300 years.

The More than 54,000 new cases were reported in the UK on Saturday and more than 47,600 on Sunday., According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is currently the global hub of the epidemic, rather than Indonesia. Local authorities are asking millions of Britons to agree to a voluntary 10-day isolation.

Curves of cases per million people in the US and UK:

Since March 2020, the United States has banned all non-American citizens who have recently arrived in the United Kingdom from entering the country. The UK allows visits to the United States, but requires 10 days of isolation and two negative COVID-19 tests.

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U.S. officials and airline executives do not expect restrictions on passengers from the UK to be lifted soon until August, and warn that easing the rules could be further delayed.

The CDC states that all passengers must wear a mask and maintain a minimum distance of 1.8 meters from others.

(With Reuters and Bloomberg information)

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