United States authorities reviewed the COVID-19 travel-related concerns to countries like Canada, Mexico and 2021 Olympic host Japan and subsequently, on Tuesday, eased a previously issued warning.
The previous warning was issued by the US State Department and was a derivation of a blanket warning.
An official from the department said, “As conditions evolve, we regularly update our advice to US travelers”, reported AFP.
Some European countries like Germany, Greece and France, which have fought their own battles with the pandemic, were also included on the reviewed list. Moreover, South Africa, which was one of the first countries to experience the aftermath of COVID-19 variations, was also a part of the list.
The review was triggered after the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently advised US residents to travel only being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“We have heard very clearly the desire of our friends in Europe and in the UK, to be able to reopen travel across the Atlantic Ocean, and we want to see that happen,” Sullivan told reporters.
National Security Advisor of US said, “We have heard very clearly the desire of our friends in Europe and in the UK, to be able to reopen travel across the Atlantic Ocean, and we want to see that happen”, reported AFP.
The US State Department issued a warning, which was expected to be highly influential, against any travel to Japan. This advisement was a significant one as Japan is scheduled to host Olympics in July.