The US State Department is preparing to issue guidelines for American citizens to avoid traveling to about 80 percent of the countries of the world due to the Corona epidemic.
“The epidemic continues to pose an unprecedented threat to the safety of travelers,” the ministry said in a message to the media regarding its latest guidance.
Countries that the State Department does not currently recommend travel to include 34 of the 200 countries.
The Covid-19 epidemic has killed more than three million people worldwide, including half a million people in the United States.
The World Health Organization has warned that the world is approaching the highest infection rate so far, despite the progress of vaccine programs around the world.
India, which is on the verge of a second wave of infection, will make the vaccine available to everyone over the age of 18, in an effort to control the infection.
The US State Department said that its decision to update travel advisories does not reflect a reassessment of the current health situation in the world, but rather in order for the guidelines to be consistent with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
However, the ministry said that the measure will lead to a significant increase in the number of countries present at the fourth level, that is, countries that are advised not to travel to, to include 80 percent of countries around the world.
There are only 3 countries on the American scale and it includes 4 levels, which are considered the lowest in terms of infection risk, namely Macau, Taiwan and New Zealand.
Even Antarctica is a Tier 2 class that requires increased caution.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all Americans avoid traveling within the country until they have fully received their vaccinations, and warns that traveling abroad means more dangers, even for those who have received the vaccine.
While 860 million doses of vaccines have been given in 165 countries around the world, many countries are facing extreme difficulties in controlling the epidemic.
Brazil recorded the third highest number of daily injuries, amounting to 368,749 injuries, and the second highest number of deaths in the world.
Canada also recorded a rise in cases, and Papua New Guinea was among the countries considered to be a “source of concern.”
While some countries, such as Israel and the United Kingdom, have managed to vaccinate a large proportion of the population, many countries are still awaiting the arrival of the first shipment of vaccines.
This alerts the danger of heterogeneous and unfair distribution of vaccines between rich and poor countries.