“We continue to recommend US citizens exercise caution when travelling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.”
The State Department invoked the blanket warning against all international travel on March 19 as the pandemic spread. However, Americans still face travel restrictions across the world because of the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Earlier on Thursday, the CDC revised its travel guidance, saying the changes were driven by how the virus was spreading in different places and how well the public health and health care systems were functioning in dealing with new cases.
Seven places, including Thailand, Fiji and New Zealand, are in a low-risk group, according to the CDC, although officials there advised that certain people, such as older adults and those with certain underlying medical conditions, talk to their doctors before making the trip. For more than a dozen other locations, it had no precautions. Taiwan, Greenland, and Laos are on that list.