The State Department cancelled the recommendation not to travel abroad because of COVID-19

The State Department has withdrawn its March recommendation to U.S. citizens not to travel abroad because of the coronavirus. This was reported on the website of the federal agency on August 6.

“The State Department returns to our previous system of travel recommendations for specific countries,” reads the report.

Travelers were advised to study the situation with COVID-19 in other countries before planning their trips. “We continue to encourage U.S. citizens to be cautious when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic,” the statement said.

The recommendation for Americans not to leave the country has been in effect since March 19.

Earlier on August 6, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the availability of a coronavirus vaccine by November 3.

On August 4, the U.S. company Novavax announced two successful studies of its own drug, which can later be used as a vaccine against coronavirus. It was noted that the vaccine was well tolerated, with participants registering high levels of antibodies without dangerous side effects.

According to Worldometers as of August 6, more than 5 million cases were registered in the USA (26 875 of them in the last 24 hours), 2 552 190 patients recovered, 162 102 people died during the whole period of the pandemic (501 people in the last 24 hours).