Although the warning level has been lowered from last time, Vietnam is still among the destinations recommended by the US not to travel without a Covid-19 vaccine.

On April 18, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped the “no travel” (Level 4) recommendation for about 90 international destinations in connection with the Covid-19 epidemic. 19.

Some destinations have been downgraded to level 3 (high) by the CDC, including Vietnam, the United Kingdom, France, Israel, Turkey, Australia, Greece, Hong Kong (China), Italy, Japan, and South Korea. China, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central African Republic, Chile, Czech Republic, Jordan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Somalia, Uruguay.

Although it has fallen to level 3, the US CDC still does not encourage people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel to these countries and areas.

“We believe this update will help US citizens make more informed decisions about travel safety,” the agency said.

According to MSN, many airlines and travel companies expect the US government to lift complicated pre-departure screening requirements related to Covid-19 for international travelers. They argue that no-travel advice is unnecessary and hurts the tourism industry.

Officials have considered the matter, but nothing has changed so far.

In early March, the US CDC placed Vietnam at level 4 – a very high warning level, advising people not to travel. The US CDC ranks a country at level 4 if it has had more than 500 infections per 100,000 people in the past 28 days.

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Source: Vietnam Insider

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