The State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday upped their warnings against traveling to the United Kingdom amid a surge in coronavirus cases there.
“Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19,” the State Department said in a statement while raising the UK advisory rating to “Level Four.”
The CDC, which also raised its warning to the same level, said in its advisory to “Avoid travel to the United Kingdom.”
The agency added that if traveling to the country is a must, then Americans should be fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 cases in the UK have been rising by over 50,000 per day and the government is urging hundreds of thousands of Britons to self-isolate.
Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the US has barred most non-citizens who have recently been in the UK from entering the country.
Americans, meanwhile, are permitted to travel to Britain — but must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival and submit to two COVID-19 tests.
With Post wires