US citizens have been advised not to travel to France and other popular European destinations because of high coronavirus case numbers.

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued its recommendation against travel to France, Portugal, Jordan, Cyprus, Andorra, Jordan, and Liechtenstein on Monday. Germany and Denmark were already on the list.

The State Department also advised against travel to the same ‘Level 4’ destinations. If Americans decide to travel they should only do so if fully-vaccinated, the State Department said.

Level 4 destinations have more than 500 new cases per 100,000 people over the past 28 days or more than 500 cases in total if their population is smaller than 100,000, USA Today reported on Tuesday, December 7.

The advice is a blow to the slow recovery of tourism in Europe. Monaco’s Société des Bains de Mer reported last week that returning US visitors had contributed to the recent improvement in the Principality’s tourism revenues.

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