The US State Department has raised the threat level for Americans traveling to Canada, adding the destination to its “do not travel” list amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a report said Tuesday.
The travel advisory for the neighboring country has been upgraded to “Level 4 – do not travel” status, according to a statement obtained by Reuters.
The agency’s website, however, still has Canada’s advisory listed as “Level 3 — reconsider travel” on Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also had the country’s travel recommendation rating at a Level 3.
“Because of the current situation in Canada, all travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” the advisory said.
The country has recorded more than 21,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to data released on Monday.
Canada reopened borders for fully vaccinated Americans earlier this month, but the US has yet to do the same for its neighbors.
The US extended land border restrictions, which were implemented at the start of the pandemic, until at least Sept. 21.
With Post wires