U.S. CDC ends country-specific travel health notices

Travellers make their way to the gates at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, as domestic travel picks up across the United States as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case numbers drop, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Seth Herald/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday it had ended its COVID-19 country travel health notices as fewer countries reported enough data for accurate assessments.

In April, CDC dropped its “Do Not Travel” COVID-19 recommendations for about 90 international destinations, saying it would its reserve Level 4 travel health notices “for special circumstances.” CDC said Monday “as fewer countries are testing or reporting COVID-19 cases, CDC’s ability to accurately assess the COVID-19 (travel health notice) levels for most destinations that American travelers visit is limited.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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