The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Americans avoid traveling to France, Jordan, Portugal and several other countries due to “very high level of COVID-19” indoors of their borders.
CDC Monday too Posted Level 4: warnings not to travel for Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Cyprus and Andorra.
The agency noted, however, that fully vaccinated travelers may have a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms.
The advisory for France comes as the country experiences a peak in COVID-19 cases among young people. The country took action on Monday, announcing that nightclubs would be closed for four weeks and that COVID-19 regulations in primary schools, mainly regarding masks, would be tightened.
The State Department, meanwhile, said transport to and from France may be limited due to COVID-19.
He also called for greater caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest, writing that terrorist groups continue to prepare possible attacks in the country. He specifically encouraged U.S. government travelers not to travel to Paris and other major cities across the country on weekends.
“Protests in Paris and other major cities are continuing in France and are expected to continue in the coming weeks,” the department said. travel recommendations bed.
“Terrorists can attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist spots, transportation hubs, markets / malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks , major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports and other public spaces, ”the State Department added.
Officials said property damage, including looting and arson, occurred in populated tourist areas “in reckless disregard of public safety.” They added that the police responded to the incidents with water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas.
The State Department is also urging travelers to exercise extra caution in Jordan due to terrorism.
“Terrorist groups continue to prepare possible attacks in Jordan. Terrorists can attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist spots, transport hubs, markets / malls and local government facilities, ”said one. travel recommendations bed.
He specifically urged Americans not to travel near the Jordanian border with Syria, Syrian refugee camps in Jordan as well as several cities.