Guatemala City, Guatemala (AP) – Guatemala’s Zika travel advisory council says it is recommending limiting trips by adults to the U.S. to 15 days to avoid an increased risk of transmission to pregnant women and babies.
The advisory was issued Monday in response to the recent outbreak of Zika infections in the country, according to a report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
The council is the government’s advisory body for international travel.
The government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The report does not say how many people would be impacted by the recommendation, which comes as a major focus of President Otto Perez Molina’s campaign to restore the economy.
The council’s advisory committee will make recommendations for the country’s health minister, Health Minister José Luis Gómez-Guzman, and the countrys tourism minister, who are expected to make recommendations in coming days, the report said.
Guatemala has been hit by several waves of cases, including the biggest in the U of A, where one-quarter of the country is under quarantine due to the outbreak.
About two dozen U.N. experts have warned of an increase in the number of cases since January, with the number soaring to around 100,000 this week.
The United States has suspended all travel to and from the U, while Puerto Rico is considering imposing an unprecedented ban on U.s citizens and visitors, and President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel visas to foreign nationals from seven mostly Muslim countries.