Month: September 2021

U.S. Officials Tell Americans to Avoid Jamaica in Latest Travel Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added three more countries to its highest advisory level, including the popular beach destination of Jamaica, warning Americans not to travel there.

The agency, which updates its travel advisory each week, raised Jamaica to a “Level 4,” indicating a “very high level” of COVID-19 transmission in the country and telling American tourists to “avoid travel” to the island. U.S. travelers are also advised by the State Department to not travel to Jamaica due to COVID-19.

For its part, Jamaica welcomes U.S. tourists with proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Travelers

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France’s new travel restriction bans unvaccinated US tourists

France is joining the list of European travel destinations tightening restrictions on U.S. tourists as COVID-19 cases surge due to the delta variant.

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 12, only vaccinated visitors will be allowed to visit for vacation, the French embassy confirmed Friday. Non-vaccinated travelers can only visit for essential reasons and need a negative COVID-19 test. They also must isolate for seven days upon arrival. Currently, unvaccinated tourists just need to show a negative COVID test to enter France.

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CDC warns Americans against traveling to Jamaica, Sri Lanka in latest COVID-19 guidance

Two more popular island getaways have been added to the COVID-19 travel advisory list.

Jamaica and Sri Lanka are the newest destinations to make the list of riskiest places to travel during the pandemic, according to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC also added Brunei, a southeast Asian country on the island of Borneo, to its “Level 4” category of COVID-19 travel notices.

The CDC advises Americans to avoid travel altogether to destinations in the Level 4 category, which applies to places that have had more than 500 new COVID-19 cases per

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Can Americans visit Europe this fall after EU decision? It’s complicated. What travelers need to know.

Travel to Europe has been complicated this summer due to a hodgepodge of COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry requirements. Some countries are only allowing vaccinated visitors, others are open to all with a negative COVID-19 test or and/or proof of recovery and still others are throwing quarantines into the mix.

The European Union’s decision Monday to remove the United States from its list of safe countries due to a spike in COVID cases, essentially recommending a ban of nonessential travel such as vacations, adds more confusion to the mix for travelers with plane tickets or plans in the works

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