The United States is advising its citizens to reconsider travel to Canada, citing the risks of COVID-19.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Issue Level 3 Travel Advice for Canada on Monday, indicating a “high level of COVID-19 in the country.”
Level 3 is the second-highest level of travel advisory in the country, with Level 4 warning US citizens against travel to the designated country.
The warning comes after the United States decided earlier this month to keep its land border with Canada closed until at least September 21 due to delta concerns.
“The delta shape leads to increased cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States,” the US Department of Homeland Security said at the time. “Canada and Mexico are also seeing an increase in the number of cases and deaths.”
The renewal of the border closure does not affect the ability of US citizens currently in Canada to cross the land border into the United States or for Canadians to travel to the United States, and Canada has opened its land, air and sea borders with the United States to fully vaccinate Americans. On August 9.
Also on Monday, the European Union recommended that its 27 countries restore restrictions on tourists from the United States due to the rise in coronavirus cases there.
The EU’s decision reflects growing concern that the widespread outbreak of the virus in the United States could jump to Europe at a time when Americans are allowed to travel there. Both the European Union and the United States faced a spike in infections this summer, driven by the more contagious type of delta.
The directive issued on Monday is non-binding, however, and member states will retain the option to accept fully vaccinated American travelers.
The European Council updates the Safe Travel List every two weeks based on criteria related to coronavirus infection levels – the minimum for you to be on the EU Safe List is no more than 75 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over the past 14 days. On Monday, the European Union Lifting restrictions on Canada, recommends that member states allow entry to non-essential Canadian travelers.
Meanwhile, the average number of new coronavirus cases in the US is more than 155,000 and 1,200 deaths per day, and many US states have more COVID-19 patients in hospital now than ever before. during the epidemic.
Vaccine frequency remains an issue in many locations in the United States, where 61 percent of the eligible population is vaccinated against the virus. In contrast, Canada vaccinated more than 76 percent of those over the age of 12 and EU countries vaccinated nearly 70 percent of those over the age of 18.
What’s happening all over Canada
- Manitoba immunization cards are now available to eligible people who do not have health cards.
- 9 new cases in NL as a small group appear in the Western Health District.
What is happening around the world
As of Monday afternoon, more than 216.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks coronavirus cases. The reported global death toll was 4.5 million.
In the AmericasIn Mexico, children are starting a new school year amid a third wave of infections and a set of COVID-19 education rules across the country.
in a EuropeNorway has joined neighboring Denmark in providing a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people with severely weakened immune systems.
in a AfricaIn a statement on Monday, the African Union and France announced a “new partnership” that would allow Paris to deliver around 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Pfizer-BioN Tech COVID-19 vaccine to the continent.
in a Asia Pacific, the Australian state of New South Wales reported a record 1,290 new cases as the nation struggles to contain the highly contagious delta variant.