The United States has issued 9 new travel advisory updates for September. The updates, which were posted onto the State Department’s website just yesterday, were issued as we enter a busy fall and winter period of international travel and could have a significant impact on the travel plans of many. A diverse range of countries were affected, from stunning Caribbean islands to a pair of African gems that could be on the radar for fans of traveling off path. Here’s a look at which countries were affected by yesterday’s updates.
Cabo Verde received a Level 1 travel warning in yesterday’s update, highlighting the destination as one of the safest places to visit in the world. The stunning archipelago, which is located off the eastern coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, is home to areas that have more risk than others, with arrivals asked to exercise increased caution in the capital city of Praia due to crime, such as burglary, armed robbery, and assault. According to the CDC, Cabo Verde has a low level of Covid-19.
Another stunning collection of islands to receive a Level 1 update was Fiji. Those traveling to the 300-island archipelago – which is situated 1,100 nautical miles north of New Zealand – are recommended to exercise normal precautions, allowing them to explore the country’s clear lagoons, coral reefs, and stunning beaches with relative peace of mind. The CDC indicates that there is a moderate level of Covid-19 in Fiji.
Kuwait and Mauritius have also been handed Level 1 travel advisory updates by the State Department. However, that doesn’t mean that travel to these destinations is completely without risk.