FILED - A man wears a protective mask while walking the streets of New York amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Photo: Vanessa Carvalho/ZUMA Wire/dpa
FILED - A man wears a protective mask while walking the streets of New York amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Photo: Vanessa Carvalho/ZUMA Wire/dpa

The US State Department on Monday said it would issue “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisories for some 80 per cent of countries, as it warned citizens should “reconsider all travel abroad” due to Covid-19 risks.

“As travelers face ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State will begin updating its Travel Advisories this week to better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) science-based Travel Health Notices that outline current issues affecting travelers’ health,” the State Department said.

The department said the reclassifications do not imply a “reassessment of the current health situation in a given country,” but reflect an adjustment in the advisory system.

The US issued a blanket Level 4 warning on international travel in March as the coronavirus pandemic hit, which it lifted in August as it began to again issue individualized advisories for different parts of the world.

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