August 10. The US has issued its latest updates to its travel advisories system, this time handing out Level 4 “Do Not Travel” notices to popular travel destinations such as France, Iceland and Thailand. The most severe level of travel advisory that the US can issue, several other nations were also placed into the Level 4 bracket as the US looks to protect its citizens from harm.
With the spread of the more contagious Delta variant the reason for most of the updates, the travel industry has had to readjust following a period of reduced restrictions, and the new updates could be a blow for tourism around the world. Here’s everything you need to know about the new travel advisory notices, plus a look at which other countries received advisory updates.
Several other countries also received updates to their travel advisory notices yesterday. Also heading into Level 4 were Laos, French Polynesia, Eswatini and Aruba, whilst Vietnam, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Kenya, Jamaica, El Salvador, Croatia, Bolivia, Azerbaijan and Austria were handed Level 3 travel advisories, warning travelers to “reconsider travel”. The Turks and Caicos Islands, Togo, Singapore, North Macedonia, Moldova, Mauritania, Kosovo, Cameroon and Bulgaria were issued Level 2 notices, which asks travelers to “exercise increased caution”.
Source: Travel Off Path