Japan on Tuesday warned citizens to avoid all travel to 49 more countries and regions including the United States, China, South Korea and Taiwan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Foreign Ministry raised its travel advisory for these areas to Level 3 — the second-highest level — bringing the total number of countries and territories at that classification to 73.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is expected to impose an entry ban on foreign travelers who have recently been to the listed countries, which now cover more than a third of the world including most of Europe and Southeast Asia.