The State Department warns Americans not to fly to UK because of its Covid-19 outbreak
- US warns citizens not to travel to UK due to surge in Covid-19 cases.
- The travel advisory for travellers from the US to the UK has been raised to "Do not travel".
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The US State Department has urged Americans not to travel to the United Kingdom because of a surge in coronavirus cases there.
"Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to Covid-19," the agency wrote in an updated advisory posted on Monday.
The State Department raised the travel advisory for the UK to a Level 4 - "Do Not Travel" - after the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elevated its warnings for travel there.
The CDC "has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the United Kingdom due to Covid-19, indicating a very high level of Covid-19 in the country," the State Department said in its advisory.
In a warning issued earlier on Monday, the CDC told Americans to "avoid travel to the United Kingdom."
"If you must travel to the United Kingdom, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel," the CDC said, adding, "Because of the current situation in the United Kingdom, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants.
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