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CDC Ends Country-by-Country Covid Travel Advisories

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WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not maintain an inventory of Covid-19 travel advisories for foreign countries, the agency said on Monday, one other sign of the gradual shift toward prepandemic normalcy whilst about 1,400 people all over the world are dying every day from the virus.

The agency said it could as an alternative issue travel health notices just for “a concerning Covid-19 variant” or other situation that might change travel recommendations for a specific country, because it does with other diseases like monkeypox, polio and yellow fever.

The announcement got here as data reporting concerning the pandemic has been scaled back all over the world. The C.D.C. said it was ending the list of advisories because “fewer countries are testing or reporting Covid-19 cases,” limiting the agency’s ability to evaluate the danger level for travelers accurately.

In April, the C.D.C. dropped a “don’t travel” warning that it had in place for about 90 countries and other destinations due to the Covid risk there, saying it could reserve that label for “special circumstances.”

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