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The Ministry of International Affairs is lifting the worldwide "don’t journey" advice, however the hurdles stay

Transportation Security Administration agents help travelers drop their suitcases using the 3D scanner at Miami International Airport on May 21, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

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The State Department has overturned its recommendation against international travel for US citizens after almost five months, saying it would instead rate every country.

"As health and safety conditions improve in some countries and potentially deteriorate in others, the ministry is reverting to our previous system of country-specific travel advice," the State Department said in a statement late Thursday. "We continue to advise US residents to exercise caution when traveling overseas as the pandemic is unpredictable."

While the State Department overturned the blanket recommendation against outbound travel, U.S. citizens are still facing a number of travel restrictions as other countries try to stop the spread of Covid-19.

For example, Canada has banned most non-essential travel by non-citizens, and US citizens are still not allowed into the European Union. The US does not allow foreigners to enter the country if they have been to the European Union, China, or Brazil in the past 14 days.

The State Department still has the highest recommendation against travel by US citizens to more than 30 countries due to the coronavirus.

In addition to international restrictions, states like New York have placed quarantine on arrival for travelers from certain states. New rules that airline executives say have stifled demand.

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