Japan Travel Advisory Unlikely to Impact U.S. Olympians

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United States health officials are warning against travel to Japan, while the Japanese government says those cautions will have no impact on Olympians scheduled to compete in the Tokyo Games this summer.

The Associated Press reported that U.S. health officials and the State Department issued warnings Monday because of a surge in COVID-19 cases in Japan. The Opening Ceremony for the Olympics, which were postponed last year due to the pandemic, is scheduled for July 23 in Tokyo.

“Travelers should avoid all travel to Japan,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “Because of the current situation in Japan even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and should avoid all travel to Japan.”

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