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If you are thinking of traveling from the United States to Mexico, Colombia, Argentina or other Latin American countries, be careful: the State Department will include about 80% of the world's countries in its list of «Do not travel »And multiple destinations in the region are included.
In fact, the advice of the government agency is more restrictive.
"The State Department strongly recommends that US citizens reconsider all travel abroad," a statement said Monday.
The World Health Organization warned that COVID-19 infections increased at an alarming rate for eight consecutive weeks.
The coronavirus has already claimed the lives of more than three million people around the world.
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And the current situation is alarming: last week more than 5.2 million new cases were registered, reported its CEO.
This is the most in a single week since the start of the pandemic.
If despite the current situation you plan to travel, you should know the different evaluations of the countries that the authorities make.
With its new recommendations, the State Department's goal is to align itself with the assessments made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In addition to the epidemiological situation, the considerations "also take into account logistical factors, including the availability of tests in the country and current travel restrictions for US citizens," the State Department explained.
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Here we tell you which Latin American countries are on the list, located at alert level 4 according to the CDC.
In other words, Americans are advised not to travel due to the covid-19 pandemic:
Easter Island (Chile)
You can check the full list of countries here.
Nicaragua, meanwhile, is listed as an "unknown risk level" country and the CDC says travelers "should avoid all travel" to that nation.
Have you already been vaccinated?
This is the message from the CDC
During the pandemic there are few activities that do not carry risks.
It is true that people who are fully vaccinated are less likely to catch and transmit the virus.
However, this does not mean that it cannot happen.
And when it comes to travel and vaccinations, the CDC is very clear.
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"International travel presents additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers are at increased risk of contracting and possibly spreading new variants of COVID-19," the agency warned.