US issues new travel advisory for Pakistan

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US issues new travel advisory for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), America’s top health body, on Tuesday has issued a ‘Level One’ Covid-19 travel notice for American, saying the risk of contracting infection may be lower for fully-vaccinated people.

The improvement in travel advisor comes as Pakistan witnessed a significant decline in coronavirus cases in recent months and recorded less than 300 COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday amid aggressive vaccination campaign by the government. Half of Pakistan’s population has now received at least one dose of a COVID jab.

Earlier, CDC had placed Pakistan at ‘Level 2’ that means ‘moderate’.

The travel notice also carries a notice for American citizens: “Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Pakistan.”

“Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Pakistan, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others,” the CDC website says.