Covid

CDC says travelers should avoid Puerto Rico, Switzerland, other destinations due to COVID

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added two U.S. territories to its list of destinations with “very high” COVID-19 risk, advising Americans against traveling to Puerto Rico and Guam, among other destinations in CDC Travel Health Notices issued Monday.

The agency also upgraded Switzerland, Saint Lucia, Azerbaijan, Estonia and North Macedonia to Level 4 on Monday. Level 4 is the CDC’s highest risk category. The State Department also added those five countries to its “Level 4: Do Not Travel” list due to COVID concerns.

The State Department, which takes CDC Travel Health Notices into account for

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U.S. Adds 4 New Countries to Highest COVID Travel Warning Level

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the State Department lowered their COVID-19 travel warnings for India and raised them for several other countries this week.

As the federal government continues to assess the risk of the virus’ transmission around the world, the CDC and State Department each lowered their travel advisory for India to a “Level 2,” indicating a “moderate” level of COVID-19 transmission and warning Americans to “exercise increased caution” when traveling there.

Cases in India have dropped significantly since their peak in May when more

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CDC, State Department Issue ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisories for Spain, Portugal amid COVID Surges

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As summer travel gets back into full swing amid lessened COVID regulations, jet setters are warned against traveling to certain international destinations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department have issued travel advisories for Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Kyrgyzstan, as COVID cases escalate in those countries.

The CDC has raised the advisory to “Level Four: Very High,” recommending that Americans avoid travel to these locations, for which they note “even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.” In addition to the CDC’s “Level Four” advisory, the

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Traveling abroad? Here are nations with the lowest, highest COVID risk levels, CDC says

Travel plans are back on for many seeking adventures abroad after the pandemic — but experts warn some countries are safer than others when assessing your COVID-19 risk.

An online tool by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers recommendations, or Travel Health Notices, alerting travelers to health and safety threats across the globe. The 4-level system ranks destinations based on reported COVID-19 data.

Level 1 is the lowest coronavirus risk level, while nations in the Level 4 category have a “very high” risk of coronavirus, the CDC said.

“CDC uses COVID-19 data reported by the World Health Organization

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