Sumary of ‘Do Not Travel’ To The U.K., Says CDC And U.S. State Department:
- Cases of Covid-19 are spiking in the United Kingdom, prompting two U.S. agencies to amp up their travel warnings.
- getty Americans should not travel to the United Kingdom — which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — because of a spike in Covid-19 cases caused by the Delta variant of the virus.
- Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. State Department gave the U.K. their respective highest warning levels.
- Yesterday the CDC raised the travel advisory for the United Kingdom to a level 4, meaning “very high level of Covid-19.” The designation comes with an “avoid travel” warning.
- “Because of the current situation in the United Kingdom, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” says the CDC notice.
- The U.K. had previously been at level 3, which signifies a “high” level of Covid-19 and warns that only fully vaccinated travelers should travel.