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US travelers should avoid Poland, Trinidad and Tobago regardless of vaccination status, CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against travel to Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, Niger and Papua New Guinea, regardless of vaccination status.

The four destinations were moved to the CDC’s “level 4” COVID-19 advisory list, which includes destinations the agency believes should be avoided by U.S. travelers. Travelers who “must” travel to these destinations should be fully vaccinated, the CDC says.

The shift comes as the world grapples with the latest COVID-19 variant, omicron, which was announced as a “variant of concern” on Friday. None of the countries the CDC moved to “level 4” have reported cases

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Avoid travel to Denmark and Germany, regardless of vaccination status, CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are cautioning against travel to Germany and Demark after moving the two popular European destinations to its list of countries with “very high” COVID-19 rates.

The two countries were bumped up to the CDC’s “level 4” category on Monday, with the agency raising guidance to warn that all U.S. travelers should avoid these destinations regardless of vaccination status. Both countries allow fully vaccinated U.S. tourists to visit as of Tuesday.

“If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel,” the CDC says on its website.

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CDC says travelers should avoid Greece, Ireland and other destinations, regardless of vaccination status

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising travelers to stay away from Greece, Ireland, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other destinations, regardless of vaccination status.

The agency bumped more than a dozen destinations to its highest travel advisory category, “level 4: very high level of COVID-19,” on Monday. The agency asks travelers to avoid those destinations and says those who must travel should make sure they are fully vaccinated before arrival.

The change comes as countries around the globe grapple with the highly contagious delta variant.

The countries that moved up to Level 4 include:

  • Andorra (from level

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