The US State Department just relaxed COVID-19 travel advisories on Canada and Mexico

Travelers are seen at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport
Travelers are seen at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport ahead of Memorial day weekend on May 28, 2021 in New York City.

  • The US State Department revised travel advisories about Canada and Mexico.
  • Previously, it warned against all travel to both countries due to COVID-19 risk.
  • Now, it asks that people with plans to travel to Canada or Mexico to just “reconsider.”
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The US Department of State on Tuesday relaxed its COVID-19 travel advisories for people planning trips to Canada and Mexico.

The State Department now recommends people in the US with plans to travel to either Canada or Mexico “reconsider” their plans due to the risk of COVID-19, a Level 3 advisory from the department.

Previously, the State Department had urged Americans against all travel to Canada or Mexico under its most serious Level 4 “Do Not Travel” designation.

More than 51% of the US population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As the vaccination rate has increased, so has air travel. At the end of May, the Transportation Security Administration said it had screened nearly 2 million air travelers – the highest number since the pandemic began.

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