CDC adds 7 destinations to ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list, including Puerto Rico and Switzerland

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Switzerland and Puerto Rico are present among the highest-risk destinations for travelers, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s regularly updated question advisories list.

People should debar traveling to locations designated with the “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” notice, the CDC recommends. Anyone who indispensable question should beryllium afloat vaccinated first, the bureau advises.

Seven destinations moved up connected August 30 from the “Level 3: Covid-19 High” database to Level 4:

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

The CDC’s evolving database of question notices ranges from Level 1 (“low”) to Level 4 (“very high”).

Destinations that autumn into the “Covid-19 Very High” Level 4 class person had much than 500 cases per 100,000 residents successful the past 28 days, according to CDC criteria. The Level 3 class applies to destinations that person had betwixt 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents successful the past 28 days.

Switzerland has had 659 laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants successful the past 4 weeks, according to the country’s Federal Office of Public Health. On August 29, astir a 3rd of Switzerland’s intensive attraction units were occupied by radical with coronavirus. In North Macedonia, somewhat little than a 4th of residents were afloat vaccinated against Covid-19 arsenic of August 30, portion 9% were partially vaccinated. And of Saint Lucia’s colonisation of astir 185,000 people, it has afloat vaccinated 15.1% and partially vaccinated 4.8%.

New ‘Level 3’ destinations

Ten different destinations moved to the “Level 3: Covid-19 High” class connected Monday.Bermuda, Canada, Germany and Moldova moved up from Level 2. Bahrain, Indonesia, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda and Zimbabwe moved down from Level 4.

CDC guidance for Level 3 destinations urges unvaccinated travelers to debar nonessential question to those locations.In its broader question guidance, the CDC has recommended avoiding each planetary question until you are afloat vaccinated.

“Fully vaccinated travelers are little apt to get and dispersed Covid-19. However, planetary question poses further risks, and adjacent afloat vaccinated travelers mightiness beryllium astatine accrued hazard for getting and perchance spreading immoderate Covid-19 variants,” the bureau said.

You tin presumption the CDC hazard level of immoderate destination connected the agency’s travel recommendations page.

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