CDC says to ‘avoid travel’ to Spain, Monaco, Finland and other destinations due to COVID-19

Federal health officials are now advising U.S. travelers to avoid Spain, Finland, Monaco and five other countries due to their “very high” COVID-19 risk levels.

Spain, Finland, Bonaire, Chad, Gibraltar, Lebanon, Monaco and San Marino on Monday climbed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “very high” COVID risk level, the agency’s top pandemic advisory level for foreign destinations. There are 80 other countries in this category, including popular destinations like the United Kingdom, France and Italy.

“Avoid travel to these destinations,” the CDC warns. “If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before

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



Getty Madrid, Spain

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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Spain and Greece tighten restrictions as cases rise

Guests dining at a waterfront restaurant in Loutro, Crete - Getty

Guests dining at a waterfront restaurant in Loutro, Crete – Getty

Spain and Greece are tightening restrictions in tourist hotspots in response to a rising number of infections driven by the Delta variant.

Night curfews are to be reimposed in more than 30 towns in the Mediterranean region of Valencia, including in the city of Valencia and popular coastal destination of Benicassim. Social gatherings of more than 10 people will also be banned.

Spain said it had seen its coronavirus case rate triple in just two weeks.

In Greece, unvaccinated people will be banned from bars, cinemas and theatres, after

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What are the rules for travelling to Spain and could it join the green list this summer?

Valencia, Spain (Getty Images)

Valencia, Spain (Getty Images)

Jetting off on a foreign holiday from the UK is possible under a traffic light system, with countries classified as green, amber or red and prescribed restrictions to match based on the risk of arrivals importing new Covid-19 infections.

Although holidays are no longer prohibited, there are still myriad hoops travellers must jump through, including pre-departure and post-arrival coronavirus tests taken within a certain timeframe. The government is currently advising that Brits should not be visiting amber or red countries for recreational purposes.

On 24 June, transport secretary Grant Shapps announced the latest updates to

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