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CDC Adds 7 More Destinations to High Risk

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
  • Bermuda
  • Guyana

Update 9/18/21 – 5 More Destinations Added

  • Grenada
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Mauritius
  • Albania
  • Serbia
The following moved to the Category 4 destination as well but not quite to “very high” yet.

• Afghanistan
• Albania
• Belize
• Grenada
• Lithuania
• Mauritius
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Serbia
• Slovenia

Update 9/11/21 – 3 More Destinations Added

  • Brunei
  • Jamaica
  • 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

  • Azerbaijan
  • Estonia
  • Guam
  • North Macedonia
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Lucia
  • Switzerland

Update 8/26/21 – 6 More Destinations Added

  • The Bahamas
  • Haiti
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • 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:

  • Dominica
  • Montenegro
  • Turkey
  • British Island of Jersey

The seven destinations added on August 9 are:

  • Aruba
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Thailand

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.

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  1. The country they should put on the Red List is USA and also certain States in the USA such as Florida, Louisiana, Texas etc. This is certainly a case of a pot calling a Kettle Black. Right now France is much safer than many parts of USA.

      • No, it is not political bias. He is citing science and statistics, two things (among many others) that MAGA imbeciles can’t grasp and just repeat like parrots misinformation spread by educated (and vaccinated) but unethical and corrupt politicians.

        • It’s political science. Thanks for clearing up that you are firmly biased and get your “science” from politicians and media celebrities. Ha ha. You’re the same as the MAGA imbeciles you call out. The only difference is you wear a different color hat.

  2. Iceland???? Give me a break.

    Also this really has no meaning as you know. Travel is still permitted. May impact travel health insurance (which I have never gotten). Wasn’t it earlier this year the CDC put almost every country at cat 4 (including Antarctica).

    I’ve always supported science and have a relative who works at the CDC but IMHO they have lost a lot of credibility w the over reaches and swings of recommendations


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