State Department lifts International Do Not Travel Notice


Transportation Security Administration agents help travelers place their luggage through the 3D scanner at Miami International Airport on May 21, 2019 in Miami, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty Images

The State Department lifted its advisory against international travel for U.S. citizens after nearly five months, saying it would assess each country instead.”With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the Department is reverting to its old system of country-specific travel advice levels,” the State Department said in a press release Thursday evening. “We continue to recommend that U.S. citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. ”

While the State Department has lifted the general advice against overseas travel, US citizens still face a number of travel restrictions as other countries seek to stop the spread of Covid-19 .

For example, Canada has banned most non-essential travel by non-citizens, and US citizens are still not allowed to enter the European Union. The United States does not allow foreign nationals in the country if they have been in the European Union, China or Brazil in the last 14 days.

The State Department still has the highest level of travel advisory for U.S. citizens to more than 30 countries due to the coronavirus.

In addition to international restrictions, states like New York have ordered arriving travelers to quarantine them upon arrival, new rules that airline executives have helped limit demand.


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