The pandemic has not hit the stop button since its emergence two years ago. The coronavirus has only evolved day by day across the nations and forced the countries to close their borders for the rigorously affected countries.
US State Department Issues Health Warning For People Traveling To Mexico
The new strains keep on coming up and force the people to lead a bounded life and live every moment in fear. The US observed a great spike in hospitalizations as the omicron variant spread. It seems like the situation is under control but in some parts of the country, the cases are now continuously increasing very fastly.
The US administration has taken several steps to help prevent the spread of omicron infection. When the initial outbreak of the omicron variant took place in the US, the White House Administration instantly blocked traveling to the African countries because of the rising cases in that part of the world.
Around Christmas and New Year Eve Celebrations, even the flights were canceled as it increased the risk of spread of infection and several airline staff had also got infected. The President Biden administration has been trying regularly to avoid situations that promote gathering and overcrowding at places.
According to the reports, it seems like the Central Government will again ban traveling to a few countries. Right now, the US State Department has asked the citizens to avoid traveling to Mexico, Brazil, and Singapore as these countries are witnessing a massive rise in the COVID cases.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if traveling is of an emergency nature, then people must do it after being fully prepared. They must wear masks every time and should have initiated the process of vaccination.
The high rate of contagiousness of the virus is the major reason why the authorities are asking people not to travel to Mexico and the other 2 countries. The administration is now more adamant on urging people to reconsider going and might restrict the travel if the cases keep on increasing.
The major countries like Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Singapore have been added to the Do not Travel Level 4 by the US Healthcare Department. According to the data received by Reuters, Mexico is witnessing more than 36,000 cases per day. This is quite a high figure considering the rate at which infection transmits.
Though a good percentage of people are vaccinated in Mexico and have also received the first dose of vaccination, it is not enough until the booster shots are authorized. Until then, people need to rely on precautionary measures and social distance.
According to the CDC, if traveling is urgent, it should be made sure that you stay updated with the vaccine doses and receive them on time to avoid getting into trouble. The warnings are being issued to avoid the spread of the infection and protect the people.
The travel health warning must be taken seriously and everyone must abide by the rules to avoid complications for themselves as well as their loved ones.