The US has lifted blanket global advisories recommending US citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead the US State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a raft of high-level warnings for individual countries.

The CDC dropped its global advisory recommending against all non-essential international travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but nearly all countries, including the UK, remain on its highest Level 3 advisory to avoid all non-essential travel.

The CDC still deems the Covid-19 risk in the UK as “high”.

A few countries, including Thailand, New Zealand and Fiji, were put on a low risk Level 1 advisory.

Lifting its ‘do not travel’ advisory, the State Department said on Thursday: “With health and safety conditions improving in some countries and potentially deteriorating in others, the department is returning to our previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice.”

This ranks in levels 1 to 4 depending on country-specific conditions “in order to give travellers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions”.

It added: “This will also provide US citizens more detailed information about the current status in each country.

“We continue to recommend US citizens exercise caution when travelling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.”

The US remains in talks with the EU in a bid to allow most Americans to resume travel to Europe.