On Tuesday, April 20th, the United States added a substantial amount of countries to the State Department’s “Do Not Travel” list – Canada, Mexico, France, and Israel making just a small fraction. This is due to the increasingly high levels of COVID-19 amongst these countries.
Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.” It now lists a total of 150 countries at Level Four (Do Not Travel). They have declined to say when updates would be completed.
Although these travel recommendations are not all mandatory, the majority of Americans have already been stopped from traveling to some of these countries such as Canada, China, and most countries in Europe due to their own mandatory laws during this time.
All in all, if you are a US citizen it’s up to you to decide whether travel to international destinations is a good idea, as long as you are allowed into that country. If you want expert input on your decision to travel or not, you should take into consideration the information the US State Department and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide Covid-19 risk assessments by country.
Other Updates on Travel Between US and Canada
The provincial government in British Columbia plans to restrict non-essential travel between three regional zones, according to a CBC story Friday, April 23.
British Columbia is also working with police to implement the measures and allow them to direct occasional roadside checks into and out of the defined areas, which include the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the northern and interior regions of the province.
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