CDC Adds More Destinations to High Risk Travel List
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” list once again. Less than a week ago it added 16 destinations including Greece and Ireland, and now there’s six more.
Some of the new destination that have been added to the list are quite popular for Americans. The additions include France, Iceland, Israel, Aruba and Thailand for example. Travel should be avoided to locations carrying the “Level 4: Covid-19 very high” notice, according to CDC guidance. Anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first, the agency says.
Update 9/26/21 – 3 More Destinations Added This Week
- Antigua and Barbuda
Update 9/18/21 – 5 More Destinations Added
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
The following moved to the Category 4 destination as well but not quite to “very high” yet.
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
Update 9/11/21 – 3 More Destinations Added
- Sri Lanka
Reuters reports that:
The CDC also eased its ratings for the Netherlands, Malta, Guinea-Bissau and United Arab Emirates from “Level 4: Very High” to “Level 3: High,” which urges unvaccinated Americans to avoid travel to those destinations.
Update 9/4/21 – 7 More Destinations Added
- North Macedonia
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Lucia
Update 8/26/21 – 6 More Destinations Added
- The Bahamas
- Sint Maarten
By being upgraded to the level 4 advisory it means that each country has at least 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.
Update 8/18/21 – 4 More Destinations Were Added:
- British Island of Jersey
The seven destinations added on August 9 are:
- Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
- French Polynesia
The “very high” risk category includes places that have more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days, according to CDC.
The CDC still recommends against international travel in general until you are fully vaccinated. “The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new or concerning variants, differs from country to country,” the CDC says. “All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling.” You can see all the recent CDC updates here.