According to the department's website, the "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory has been issued prior to international countries with extremely high levels of widespread outbreaks. Japan has also restricted US citizens since the start of the pandemic with "very few exceptions" on entrance into the country.


The committee also said Athletes who plan to violate the rule could face punishment and would review such violations on a "case-by-case" basis. This will be the first Olympic games since last year's rise of the BLM message around the world.