The State Department on Tuesday slightly eased the severity of travel advisories for dozens of countries.
Why it matters: The agency is still recommending that Americans avoid international travel to these countries due to serious risks associated with the pandemic, in its second-highest warning level.
- But the easing of restrictions comes as more Americans are getting vaccinated, returning to daily life and itching to travel again.
Details: Ukraine, Switzerland, South Africa, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France, Guatemala, Bulgaria and the Philippines are among those countries now under the "Level 3" travel warning.
- The agency said in a statement that it updated travel advisories to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's health notices, per Bloomberg.