CDC adds seven new destinations to the'very high' Covid-19 travel danger list
France and Iceland were added to Monday’s list of high-risk travel destinations by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to CDC guidance, it is best to avoid travel to areas with the “Level 4 Covid-19 very high” warning. The agency recommends that anyone who has to travel must be fully vaccinated.
The seven destinations added to the Level 4 list on August 9 are:
* Aruba
* Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
* France
* French Polynesia
* Iceland
* Israel
* Thailand
In its wider travel guidance, the CDC recommends against all international travel until you are fully vaccinated.
“Completely vaccinated travellers are less likely get and spread Covid-19. International travel has additional risks and travelers may be more likely to get and spread some Covid-19 variants, the agency stated.
According to CDC criteria, destinations that fall under the “very high risk” category have seen more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents over the past 28 days.
On Monday, Covid-19 health cards were implemented in France. To enter bars, restaurants, cinemas and transport hubs as well as long-distance trains, buses and trains, you must show proof of vaccination or have passed a negative Covid-19 screening.
The CDC keeps an updated list of travel warnings, ranging from Level 1 (“low”) up to Level 4 (“very highest”). Last week the agency added 16 destinations to its “very high” risk category, including Greece, Ireland and the US Virgin Islands.
As of August 9, Bermuda, Hungary, Poland, and Poland were all “Level 1: Covid-19 low” locations.