Americans urged to ‘avoid travel’ to Sweden, other European destinations due to COVID

The usually busy Stortorget in Stockholm's Old Town was nearly empty on December 4, 2020.

The usually busy Stortorget in Stockholm’s Old Town was nearly empty on December 4, 2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging travelers to skip several new European destinations due to “very high” levels of COVID-19.

“Avoid travel to Sweden,” the public health agency wrote in a Travel Health Notice this week.

Sweden joined Malta and Moldova as level 4 countries on Monday, the CDC’s highest COVID-19 ranking. The U.S. State Department issued parallel Travel Advisories for all three countries and also added Suriname to its level 4 list.

Sweden has had 95,712 new coronavirus cases over the

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CDC moves 3 more European destinations to its highest travel risk category

By Forrest Brown | CNN

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday added three destinations in Europe — from its frigid northern climes to its sun-soaked south — to its highest-risk category for travel.

In its weekly update of Covid-19 travel advisories, the CDC advised against travel to the following countries and placed them in its “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” category:

• Malta
• Moldova
• Sweden

The CDC places a destination at Level 4 when more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents are registered in the past 28 days.

Sweden, the popular Scandinavian nation

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising all U.S. travelers to avoid Italy, Greenland and Mauritius, regardless of vaccination status.

The agency on Monday boosted the three countries to its level 4 “very high” coronavirus advisory list, saying travelers should avoid these destinations or, if they “must” travel, make sure they are fully vaccinated beforehand.

There are 84 destinations labeled as having “very high” COVID risk as of this week, including other popular European countries like France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The CDC looks at a number of factors to determine a country’s risk

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New CDC travel warnings on popular destinations are leaving European countries ‘desperate’

PARIS — U.S. travel warnings are hitting longtime American tourist hot spots where it hurts, with some who depend on the dollar describing their situation as desperate.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week advised Americans to avoid traveling to France, Portugal and several other European destinations, as well as to Jordan and Tanzania, citing concern over high rates of Covid-19. These destinations now join more than 70 other countries on the “Level 4: Very High” list, which also includes Germany, the United Kingdom and Denmark.

In Europe as a whole, American arrivals have fallen from

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