These Are the 26 Countries Open to American Tourists as State Dept. Amends ‘Do Not Travel’ Order



On August 6, the U.S. Department of State lifted its " Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory for all international travel (the highest level), which had been in place since March. The advisory urged Americans to “avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.”

According to a press release from the State Department, the decision to lift the advisory was made due to the fact coronavirus conditions are improving in some countries yet deteriorating in others. They are now returning to the previous rating system of "country-specific levels of travel advice (with Levels from 1-4 depending on country-specific conditions)” in order to give American tourists “detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions.”

The State Department recommends “exercising caution” when traveling abroad, and doing research on your destination before planning a trip. 

American travelers should be aware that many international tourism guidelines are continuously changing as governments watch the global spread of the virus closely. Be sure to check the most recent information before you plan a trip. If you are unwell, you should not travel. And if you do head out, remember wearing a facial covering, social distancing and good hygiene help ensure you're protected upon leaving the house.

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