Travel & Leisure

CDC, State Department downgrade travel alerts for dozens of countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised travel health notices for dozens of countries to a lower risk tier on Monday, adjusting travel guidance for vaccinated Americans in the process.

A total of 62 destinations – including Japan, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and Germany – dropped from “COVID-19 very high” Level 4 tier to “COVID-19 high” Level 3 tier on the CDC’s travel recommendations list, which rates the risks by country.

While the CDC had advised all travelers to avoid these destinations while they were considered “COVID-19 very high,” it now cautions travelers to make sure they

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Hawaii Sets Plan to Lift All Travel Restrictions Based on Vaccine Rates



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The end of Hawaii’s travel restrictions is in sight after the state’s Gov. David Ige last week laid out a step-by-step plan to lift COVID-19-related travel protocols.

Starting June 15, all restrictions on inter-county travel will end and fully-vaccinated residents who received their COVID-19 shots in Hawaii will be able to travel back to the state without the need to get a pre-travel test or quarantine, Ige announced.

Later, when Hawaii reaches a 60% vaccination rate, the state will lift pre-arrival testing and quarantine requirements for domestic U.S. travelers who were

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Yale doctor says research your summer destination COVID-19 vaccination rate before traveling

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — With travel back on this year, many people are excited to finally get out of the house and head to a destination.

Yale Medicine‘s Dr. Jaimie Meyer advises people who are planning travel into the summer or late into the fall to think about what the COVID-19 vaccination coverage is at their destination.

“There are very wide ranges of vaccination coverage in this country,” Dr. Meyer points out.

“Some states mostly in New England have over 70% coverage where other states in the deep south and the mountain west really a minority of the

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Portugal travel likely to face tougher rules, BBC understands

Two women on a beach at Ghadira Bay, Malta

Two women on a beach at Ghadira Bay, Malta

The travel and tourism industry has voiced dismay amid growing speculation of tighter rules on foreign holidays.

No further countries are being added to the UK’s green list for foreign travel, while the BBC understands Portugal will be relegated to amber.

Ministers are preparing to update travellers later on its traffic light system of holiday destinations.

But already critics have warned of a further hit to jobs and a “crushing of confidence” for travellers.

The full list of changes is due to be announced later on Thursday.

In addition to not

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