Travelers traveling to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and other places with high travel and tourism spending could be under more stringent travel restrictions in the coming months.
A number of states have announced restrictions in recent weeks on travelers coming to their states for medical reasons, including a temporary ban in Alaska on Feb. 2 and a ban in California on March 15.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday that it was working to expand the travel restrictions it issued in February.
DHS is also adding a “travel warning” for travelers visiting certain states, according to a DHS news release.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok has also added a “danger zone” to its website, according a department spokeswoman.
The U.K.’s Ministry of Defence announced a travel warning in June.
The travel warning for all U.N. member states was announced Feb. 17.
It was to go into effect in March.
In the United Kingdom, the Ministry of Defense announced a “safety zone” ban in August, and the U.C.L.A. campus of the University of California, Los Angeles announced a temporary “travel alert” in December.
In Australia, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said in a statement Tuesday that “the AFP will continue to monitor all potential threats to the security of the nation and its citizens.”
In New Zealand’s Parliament, the New Zealand Parliament’s Public Safety and Security Committee approved a motion Tuesday asking the government to “immediately implement the travel warning issued by the United States in Australia.”
The motion also requested that “a further review of the US travel warning be conducted, to assess its effectiveness, and consider if it can be expanded to other states.”
The motion was introduced by MP Peter Dunne.
It’s unclear how many U.W. states have yet to impose the new travel warning.
The latest DHS travel warning does not include Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
The CDC issued its travel warning earlier this month in the U,K.