The United States, in its latest travel advisories, has directed its citizens to avoid 14 States in Nigeria, bedeviled with terrorism, banditry and kidnapping.
Although it approved travel to other parts of the country, it, however, urged its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria.”
In the updated advisory, the US State Department added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list.
The UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others are on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.”
Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.”
The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. Nigeria is categorised as Level 3.
Unlike countries categorised as Level 4, based on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nigeria has a good rating on COVID-19 prevalence.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country,” the State Department said.
It then listed areas the American visitor should avoid, while in Nigeria…