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State Department lifts global travel advisory

State Department lifts global travel advisory
Posted at 7:36 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 19:36:38-04

The United States State Department has lifted a worldwide Level 4 travel advisory which had been in place since the spring amid the spread of the coronavirus.

A Level 4 advisory is the highest alert level at the State Department, which warns travelers of life-threatening risks.

The State Department still has a number of Level 4 advisories across the globe, including neighboring Mexico.

The change in status, however, might not have much impact on travelers as many countries have placed strict limits on non-essential travel from the United States. And with the United States still leading the world in coronavirus cases and deaths, Americans ability to travel internationally is expected to be limited for months to come.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering