US to put 80% of all nations under COVID-19 ‘do not travel’ advisory

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. State Department said on Monday it would start updating this week travel advisories in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s “unprecedented risk to travelers,” significantly increasing the number of countries it advises Americans not to visit.

“This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide,” the department said in a statement.

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