Wth was supposed to be a relatively carefree summer vacation is now under threat because of the spreading Delta variant.
On Monday, the White House decided to keep existing coronavirus travel restrictions in place, press secretary Jen Psaki said.
“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point for a few reasons. The more transmissible Delta variant is spreading both here and around the world,” Psaki told reporters. “Driven by the Delta variant, cases are rising here at home, particularly among those who are unvaccinated and appear likely to continue in the weeks ahead.”
Also on Monday,  the US State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new advisories for five nations, citing the rise in Covid-19 cases:
— Cyprus (Level 4: Do not travel)
— Israel (Level 3: Reconsider travel)
— Kyrgyzstan (Level 4: Do not travel)
— Portugal (Level 4: Do not travel)
— Spain (Level 4: Do not travel)
Spain — one of the most popular destinations for tourists, is still allowing American visitors but with restrictions which may change in the coming months.