(CMR) With the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK on the rise, the US State Department and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have warned persons to avoid travel to the UK, lifting their advisories to a Level 4.
Level 4 means that there is a high risk of getting COVID-19 when visiting the UK. The CDC said if individuals must travel to the UK, they must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into the United Kingdom. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers,” the State Department warned.
Meanwhile, England lifted its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, allowing for indoor gatherings and the reopening of nightclubs. However, infections remain high across the UK, with 316,691 cases reported over the last seven days, an increase of 43% from the previous seven-day period, CNBC reported.
The United States since March 2020 has barred nearly all non-US citizens who have recently been in the UK from the United States. Britain has, however, allowed American visits but requires a 10-day quarantine on arrival and two COVID-19 tests.