These are the latest U.S. travel advisories for 2021
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The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted every country in the world and has even reach locations as far as Antarctica. As Americans (and countries around the world) are riding out the COVID-19 storm, it’s important to revisit the travel advisories that have been issued by the U.S. Department of State, especially as these advisories are constantly being updated.
As of the time of this publication, 87 countries remain under a strict Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory.
COVID-19 is still a worldwide threat. Americans experiencing COVID-19 related emergencies overseas should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, or call the State Department assistance call center:
- From the U.S. & Canada – 1-888-407-4747
- From Overseas – +1 202-501-4444
- Enroll in STEP — the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
If you have existing travel plans already booked, keep a close eye on local travel restrictions and guidelines to minimize the further spread of the disease. The only type of travel insurance that offers a partial refund is “cancel for any reason” (CFAR) travel insurance. However, airlines are offering flexible schedule changes and refunds for disrupted travel.
Many countries still have travel restrictions and/or additional entry requirements for U.S. travelers entering foreign nations. Before you travel, be sure to check the requirements from the country or countries you plan to visit, in order to ensure you have all the documents and any testing you need. Otherwise, you may not be allowed to travel or worse yet, will be sent home upon arrival.
In order to help you keep up, TPG maintains a list of all the advisories that have been issued or updated as of July 2021, including all of the Level 4 advisories to date. You can also find the complete list of travel advisories on the State Department’s website.
For information on travel advisories relating to COVID-19 issued by the CDC, check out our full guide here.
Level 4 advisories (Do Not Travel):
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Kyrgyz Republic
North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Level 3 advisories (Reconsider Travel):
Israel, The West Bank and Gaza
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Level 2 advisories (exercise increased caution):
Bosnia and Herzegovina
French West Indies
Turks and Caicos
Level 1 advisories (exercise normal precautions):
Antigua and Barbuda
Featured image of the map of US travel advisories by the U.S. Department of State.
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