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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Air travelers wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic walk in JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport, New York. This was on November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on Monday reduced its COVID-19 travel rating for Saudi Arabia and Myanmar.

According to the CDC, it has changed its COVID-19 travel recommendations for these three countries to “Level1: Low” and “Level4: Very High.” This encourages Americans not to travel to such places.

The CDC has been lowering the ratings of a few countries as the COVID-19 epidemic recedes. Also, Monday’s CDC ratings of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Philippines were lowered from Level 2: Moderate to “Level 1.”