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The U.S. State Department on Monday strengthened its travel advisory for Japan just two months before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, warning Americans not to travel to the country due to its “very high level” of COVID-19.

While the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said American athletes would still be able to compete safely at the Tokyo Games, the announcement was yet another stumbling block as Japan continues to prepare for the games despite growing public opposition.

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