The United States again included this Monday Spain and Portugal in his list of countries to which he recommends “not to travel” due to the worsening pandemic of covid-19.
This was announced by the State Department in a statement in which he points out that Cyprus and Kyrgyzstan also rose to this category.
The travel advisories were issued based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which placed Spain at “level 4” due to the pandemic.
In its notice on Spain, the State Department recommends not traveling “due to covid-19” and also asks that “act with greater caution” in the country “due to terrorism and civil unrest”.
“Terrorist groups -he points out- They continue to plot possible attacks in Spain. Terrorists may strike with little or no warning, targeting tourist spots, transportation hubs, markets / shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas, “says the notice, also posted on the Department of State’s website.
The CDC evaluates the risk of contagion of COVID-19 based on five levels, ranging from unknown, to low (1), moderate (2), high (3) and very high (4).
About Portugal, the recommendation alludes specifically to the pandemic.
Also making up this list of countries at “level 4” are the United Kingdom, Syria, Tunisia, Panama, South Africa, Sierra Leone and Venezuela, among others.
On June 8, the CDC relaxed its recommendations to travel to 60 countries considered very high risk due to the pandemic and included in this improvement a large part of the member states of the European Union (EU), including Spain.
Later, on July 7, the United States extended the validity of permits from one month to one year Special entry tickets for travelers from countries affected by the US travel ban caused by the Covid-19 crisis, including Brazil and the EU Schengen zone.
The ban on entry to the country for passengers from the European Union was imposed by former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, and maintained by his successor, Joe Biden, when he arrived at the White House in January of this year.
This Monday, the incidence of coronavirus infections in Spain rose again, reaching 700.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, after 61,625 cases were reported and 47 more deaths since Friday.
The Spanish incidence, which climbed more than 22 points, is well above the levels of other European countries, such as Germany (24.5 cases), Italy (76.4) and France (270.5), although below the United Kingdom (866).