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Americans now allowed to travel

Donald Trump is seeking to get his country back on track as quickly as possible as the presidential election approaches.

The United States on Thursday announced it was lifting its recommendation calling on American citizens to avoid all overseas travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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US diplomacy said in a statement that it would now treat each country again on a case-by-case basis, pointing to an improvement in the health situation in some of them.

“With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others,” the US State Department said it is reverting to its previous system of travel advice based on the risks presented by each country.

“We continue to recommend that US citizens be extremely careful when travelling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic,” he said.

The announcement comes as President Donald Trump seeks to get his country back on track as quickly as possible in the run-up to the November 3 presidential election.

But the borders of the United States, by far the most affected country in the world by the pandemic in absolute terms, remain closed to most travellers from the European Union, the majority of whose members also do not welcome American residents.

Washington on March 19 called on its nationals not to travel abroad under any circumstances, a measure unprecedented for all countries on the planet.

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