U.S. to boost its 'Do Not Travel' advisories to about 80% of world



The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80 percent of countries worldwide, citing "unprecedented risk to travelers" from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80 percent of countries worldwide," the department said in a statement.

According to Reuters, this move means 130 more countries and regions will be listed in the guidance.

So far, the U.S. has reported 31.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, the most in the world, with the death toll at 567, 690, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University.