The U.S. Department of State eased travel advisory ratings for the United Kingdom and Israel on May 10 just weeks after placing both countries on its “Level 4: Do Not Travel” list.
The department reduced the U.K.’s rating to “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” and dropped Israel to “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.”
In April, the U.S. issued “Level 4” ratings to around 80% of the world’s countries, citing “unprecedented risks to travelers” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, robust vaccination programs in the U.K. and Israel have prompted the State Department to downgrade their ratings.
The U.K. recently relaxed its own risk rating from “Level 4” to “Level 3,”
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