The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level four travel warning against travel to several Schengen Member States, European Union Member States, countries on the European continent, and European territories overseas, according to the CDC’s official website.
The countries in the categories mentioned above that are listed with a level four travel advisory include:
- French Guiana
- The Isle of Man
- La Martinique
- The Netherlands
- Saint Martin
- The United Kingdom
The level four travel advisory is in response to Covid-19, and the rising concern over the Delta variant that is causing panic in governments and more restrictions worldwide.
A level four advisory is described as “COVID-19 Very High,” and that Americans should “Avoid travel to these destinations,” according to the CDC website.
The CDC’s recommendations could further injure the European travel and tourism sector of the economy, which is already suffering beyond precedent due to the first year and several months of lockdowns and travel restrictions. This is because one of the main contributors to the European travel and tourism economy is travel to and from the US, only being rivaled by China.
In-turn, the CDC also recommends that citizens of any Schengen Member State, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom be prohibited from entering the United States for non-essential purposes.
Further advice against travel, travel restrictions, curfews, and lockdowns are expected in the near future as the Delta variant of Covid-19 makes its way around the world. As more countries experience ‘waves’ of the variant, more restrictions are continuously rolled out.
Some of these restrictions include taking the EU’s Digital Covid Certificate and taking it a step further with ‘vaccine passports’ being required to enter public places in countries like France and Italy.