The United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its Pakistan coronavirus travel advisory status to ‘Level 1′ least risky.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has 4 types of health advisories to alert its citizen regarding the travel safety of any country.
Level 1 indicates the lowest, while Level 4 indicates the highest level of risk. Pakistan Coronavirus Travel Advisory Status was previously at Level 2 (moderate risk), which is now updated by US Center for Disease Contro & Prevention (CDC) to Level 1 (low risk), which is due to a sharp decline in the COVID-19 cases in Paksitan.
The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan is on a gradual decline, despite changing weather. The country has reported less than 300 cases of the novel coronavirus for the fourth day in a row.
International experts credit this sharp decline to an aggressive vaccination campaign adopted by the government. As per official data, over 119 million people have received at least one dose of a vaccine.
In its notification, the CDC has declared Pakistan as a low-risk country for travel, asking the citizens to get the COVID-19 jab with a US-authorized vaccine as their risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower.
“Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Pakistan. Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Pakistan, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others,” the CDC website states.
However, the US Department continues to put Pakistan on Level 3 in its travel advisory, fearing a rise in terrorism and sectarian violence.