18:46 GMT24 July 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration has added eight additional nations that it advises US citizens not to travel to because of concerns about the continuing spread of the coronavirus there, the State Department announced on Tuesday.

    "This week, the following Travel Advisories have been assessed and reissued with updates, raised to a Level 4 – Do Not Travel," the State Department said in a media note. "Bhutan, Botswana, Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone [and] South Africa."

    Papua New Guinea remains at a Level 4 - "Do Not Travel" designation while Cambodia has been raised to a Level 3 - "Reconsider Travel" designation, the State Department said.

    On the other hand, Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Slovenia and Sri Lanka have been lowered down to a Level 3 designation, the State Department added.

    Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Slovakia have been lowered to a Level 2 - "Exercise Increased Caution" status while Barbados, Curacao, Dominica and Liechtenstein have been lowered to a Level 1 - "Exercise Normal Precautions," according to the State Department.

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