American citizens are advised to avoid traveling to Romania and other European countries
American citizens were advised to avoid traveling to four European countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Belarus, Moldova. These states have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases.
According to the latest update of the Travel Advisory, which is reviewed weekly based on the epidemiological situations of other countries, the US State Department has changed travel advice against travel in the above-mentioned countries. "Level three: reconsider the journey" în "Level Four: Don't Travel".
This classification represents the highest advisory level, which means that people traveling to one of these areas are more likely to be infected with COVID-19.
Accordingly, the US Health Agency recommends that all persons traveling to one of the four countries be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 disease with one of the vaccines that have been approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ). So far, the FDA has only approved Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines.
It should be noted that, with the exception of vaccines currently recognized by the US, EU travelers vaccinated with AstraZeneca, including Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac, will be allowed to enter the US once the entry ban is lifted.
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 travel health permit for Bosnia and Herzegovina due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. The risk of getting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if people are completely vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine. ”, mentioned the State Department. The same opinion was issued for the other three countries.
Figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that since the beginning of the pandemic, Bosnia and Herzegovina has recorded a total of 241.227 cases of infection, 275 of which have been reported in the last 24 hours alone.
Belarus has identified a total of 559.715, of which 1.943 have been reported in the last 24 hours, while Moldova has a total of 307.182 cases. Instead, Romania registered 16.743 new cases in the last 24 hours, which is the highest number of all four countries, bringing the total number to 1.382.531.
With the exception of the four European countries, the same travel permit was issued for Cambodia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. In addition, last week, the State Department revealed that Americans are now urged to refrain from traveling to Austria, Croatia and Latvia, as countries have a level 4 alert: "Do not travel."
On the other hand, the State Department revealed that the situation of COVID-19 has improved in Spain, as the country has been moved from level four to level three. The Czech Republic, the Faroe Islands, Gabon, South Korea and Uganda have also been moved from level three to level two.