The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan, just ahead of the Olympics.
The CDC’s new ratings include 61 nations lowered from a “Level 4” rating that discourages all travel to a rating that okays travel by fully vaccinated individuals. Among the countries now rated “Level 3” are France, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Germany, Spain and Italy.
An additional 50 countries and territories have been lowered from “Level 2” to “Level 1,” a CDC spokeswoman said. Countries ranked lowest for COVID-19 risks now include Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Iceland, Belize, and Albania.