June 9. According to Reuters.com, the CDC’s updated international travel ratings lowered 61 nations from the highest Level 4 to Level 3, which recommends fully vaccinated tourists be allowed to visit while still being cautious. Some of the countries now listed at Level 3 include France, Ecuador, the Philippines, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Honduras, Hungary and Italy. Japan was also added to the list ahead of the Olympics.
Another 50 countries and territories received a new Level 1 or level 2 rating, including Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Iceland, Belize and Albania.
The U.S. State Department also eased its ratings on 85 countries and territories, but noted that not all recommendations were revised due to “flight availability, restrictions on U.S. citizen entry and impediments to obtaining COVID test results within three calendar days.”
Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other health officials were reportedly preparing to ease border restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers, including those from America.
Source: Travel Pulse