This article originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.
The U.S. State Department is warning against international travel as it plans to add dozens of countries to its highest travel advisory classification to stem the spread of COVID-19.
In total, Reuters reported about 80% of the world is expected to be raised to Level 4, adding nearly 130 countries to the State Department’s highest designation.
Currently, the department classifies 34 countries as “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” including Brazil, Iraq, Syria, Russia, North Korea, and Kenya. Now, the State Department plans to add scores more, which it said would put the department more in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations by destination.
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For its part, the CDC classifies 141 destinations as “Level 4: COVID-19 Very High.”
“As travelers face ongoing risks due COVID-19, we have updated our Travel Advisories to better reflect @CDC’s science-based Travel Health Notices,” the State Department tweeted on Monday. “We also considered logistics like testing availability and travel restrictions for U…