The US Just Eased Its Travel Recommendations For Canada & Other Countries

Canada is no longer considered to be a COVID-19 "Level 4" country.

US Travel Recommendations Were Eased For Canada & Other Countries
Senior Editor

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered the Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19 in Canada, which means it's no longer considered to be a "Level 4" country when it comes to travel.

As of Tuesday, June 9, U.S. travel recommendations were eased for more than 110 countries and territories, with Canada dropping to a Level 3.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This puts Canada in the same alert level category as countries like the U.K., Norway, Portugal, Germany and France, among others.

While these spots are still considered to have a "high" risk assessment level for COVID-19, it's a step in the right direction for Canada as it begins to discuss plans to reopen its borders with the United States.

Previously, Americans were urged to avoid all travel to Canada, even if they were vaccinated, as the country was under the highest alert level possible.

The CDC told Global News that many countries now have lower ratings "because of the criteria changes or because their outbreaks are better controlled."

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.