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U.S. Adds 4 New Countries to Highest COVID Travel Warning Level

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the State Department lowered their COVID-19 travel warnings for India and raised them for several other countries this week.

As the federal government continues to assess the risk of the virus’ transmission around the world, the CDC and State Department each lowered their travel advisory for India to a “Level 2,” indicating a “moderate” level of COVID-19 transmission and warning Americans to “exercise increased caution” when traveling there.

Cases in India have dropped significantly since their peak in May when more than 2 million cases were recorded on a weekly basis, according to the World Health Organization. Since July, weekly cases have hovered in the 200,000-range.

In April, the United States started restricting travel from India, adding the country to the list of nations from which non-essential travel for non-U.S. citizens is limited. The list includes several destinations

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Canada plans to reopen to American tourists by mid-August, other countries by September



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Canada is looking to reopen its borders to Americans by next month. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that Canada could begin allowing American tourists starting in mid-August.

The move to reopen Canada to Americans for leisure reasons would mark a major step in the reopening of the border between the two nations, which has largely remained shut since March 2020.

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However, in order for Canada to reopen its borders to Americans, it’s reliant upon the continuation of its successful vaccination rollout program. Additionally, confirmed COVID-19 cases within the country remaining should remain at already-low levels in order for Trudeau to considering reopening

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14 Countries Where You Can Travel if You’ve Been Vaccinated

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If your passport is burning a hole in your pocket, good news: The world is reopening to international tourists in fits and starts — especially if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. Several popular destinations will wave in American travelers who can show proof of immunization, but take note: Wherever you go, you’ll still need to get tested no more than three days before flying back to the U.S. and show the negative results to the airline, or you’ll be denied boarding.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Information on COVID-19 travel restrictions is changing rapidly; be sure to double-check regulations in your potential destination before booking.

Related: Your New Air Travel Checklist

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Craving some island time? Fully vaccinated travelers who received their last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to travel can enter the Bahamas without testing. You’ll have to apply for

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When will the hotel quarantine start? Date the announcement of travel rules for red list countries is expected

The Government announced plans to introduce hotel quarantines for international arrivals from a “red list” of 30 countries last week – but hotel industry leaders say they have been “kept in the dark” about how it will actually work.



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Best Western chief executive Rob Paterson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the chain is “yet to understand exactly what the protocols are required of the hotels”.

He said: “I think in any normal company if you went out and announced a programme nationally, and you hadn’t thought about how you were going to plan that, and you hadn’t spoken to the people involved, I’m not sure I’d have a job if I did that in my company.

“To this day we simply haven’t heard anything.”

He added: “We’ve got all

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