Jun 8, 2021 - World

State Department eases travel advisories for dozens of countries

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The State Department on Tuesday slightly eased the severity of travel advisories for dozens of countries.

Why it matters: The agency is still recommending that Americans avoid international travel to these countries due to serious risks associated with the pandemic, in its second-highest warning level.

Details: Ukraine, Switzerland, South Africa, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France, Guatemala, Bulgaria and the Philippines are among those countries now under the "Level 3" travel warning.

  • The agency said in a statement that it updated travel advisories to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's health notices, per Bloomberg.
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