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With Covid cases dropping, the US State Department lowered its travel ratings for the United Kingdom and Israel, after advising Americans not to travel there only last month.

Reuters reports that the UK is now rated “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” and Israel is “Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution”. In April, the State Department increased roughly 120 countries to the highest level of caution.

Britain allows American visits but requires a 10-day quarantine upon arrival and two COVID-19 tests.

On Friday, Britain said it would allow international travel to resume from May 17 after months of banning most trips abroad, but nearly all major destinations were left off its list of countries open for quarantine-free holidays, including the United States”.

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