United States immigration has extended the “Do Not Travel” list on April 20, 2021, by adding several countries to the list. These countries included Canada, Mexico, France, Israel, among others. This recent change comes in the wake of the spike in infections as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic takes effect in many countries around the world. Previously, there were only 34 countries out of around 200 on this list. However, due to an increase in Covid-19 infections, this list now includes around 150 countries at a Level Four of ‘Do Not Travel.’
The most shocking addition was Canada as many were expecting that border restrictions would be flexible given the high ongoing vaccine drives in both countries. In the US, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the list is being expanded based on the level of Covid-19 infections in those particular countries.
While these travel recommendations are not necessarily mandatory, it will be harder for Americans to travel to many of the countries mentioned in the list due to their mandatory travel restrictions during this pandemic. These countries include Canada, China, and most countries in Europe among others.