CDC, State Department downgrade travel alerts for dozens of countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised travel health notices for dozens of countries to a lower risk tier on Monday, adjusting travel guidance for vaccinated Americans in the process.

A total of 62 destinations – including Japan, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and Germany – dropped from “COVID-19 very high” Level 4 tier to “COVID-19 high” Level 3 tier on the CDC’s travel recommendations list, which rates the risks by country.

While the CDC had advised all travelers to avoid these destinations while they were considered “COVID-19 very high,” it now cautions travelers to make sure they

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CDC issues rule requiring travelers to wear face masks

All travelers using public transportation will now be required to wear a face mask, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated in a new order issued late Friday aimed at containing Covid-19 case counts across the country.

a group of people standing on a subway train: Commuters wearing masks step on and off a subway in New York.

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Commuters wearing masks step on and off a subway in New York.

Passengers will be required to follow the new rule while “boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel” on planes, buses, subways, trains, ferries and ride-share vehicles, the guidelines say.

The new order states masks must completely cover a traveler’s nose and mouth. Face shields,

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CDC COVID Test Rule Adds Wrinkle to Planning

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new CDC rule starting Tuesday means people trying to travel internationally will have to include a COVID-19 test in their plans.

What You Need To Know

  • CDC: All travelers to the U.S. must have a negative COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before travel
  • U.S. citizens flying in from abroad also must take a test
  • New rule means travelers should include finding a testing center in making travel plans
  • The U.S. is currently barring foreign nationals coming from some 3 dozen countries

Starting Tuesday, the CDC will require proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test

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The CDC Is Requiring You to Do This Starting Tuesday

As we enter the second year of the global pandemic, we’ve grown accustomed to certain changes in our daily lives. Dining in a restaurant might involve a tent and heat lamps, doctors appointments are conducted via telemedicine apps, and gone are the days of meandering your way through a mall. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has one more addition to the growing list of lifestyle changes: Staring Tuesday, you’ll be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID test before flying back to the U.S. from any international destination.

“If you plan to travel internationally,

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