U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ warning for Canada [Video]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. State Department on Monday advised against travel to neighboring Canada because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases as the Omicron variant spreads. 

The CDC elevated its travel recommendation to “Level Four: Very High” for Canada, telling Americans they should avoid travel, while the State Department also on Monday issued its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory for Canada citing COVID-19 cases. 

The CDC, which lists about 80 destinations worldwide at Level Four, also raised the island of Curacao to Level Four. 

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Christmas Day travel in Oregon, weather updates: Winter storm, snow warning

Holiday travel through Jan. 2 is expected to rebound to nearly pre-pandemic levels.

In Oregon, more than 1.3 million are expected to travel by car and another 137,000 will fly to their holiday destination, according to AAA’s annual travel forecast.

Roads are expected to be full and airports busy. Predictions for snow in the Willamette Valley, Portland and mountain passes could mean delays and dangerous conditions.

Check here for the latest updates on weather, traffic and airport conditions you might encounter this holiday weekend.

Follow holiday coverage by Statesman Journal reporters here.

12:15 p.m. Saturday: Winter storm, snow warning


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CDC Adds Germany, Denmark to Highest Travel Warning Level As Europe’s COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

A pair of popular European destinations were placed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest travel warning list, the latest European countries to be added to the advisory.

The agency is warning Americans to “avoid” traveling to Germany and Denmark amid rising coronavirus cases in the two countries. The CDC, which updates the list each week, classified both countries as “Level 4” destinations, indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission there.

The agency classifies destinations as “Level 4” if they are experiencing more than 500 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last 28 days.


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Most of the Caribbean is under a high level travel warning, but islands still want visitors

Just a few are at the two lowest levels, including the Dominican Republic and Cayman Islands (AP)

Just a few are at the two lowest levels, including the Dominican Republic and Cayman Islands (AP)

As winter approaches and travellers start dreaming of warm weather, the Caribbean beckons. But 19 months into the pandemic, much of the region is struggling with the delta variant surge and insufficient access to the coronavirus vaccine.

Late last month, the Pan American Health Organization warned that health systems in some Eastern Caribbean islands were becoming overwhelmed with the increase of cases and shortages of workers and supplies.

The majority of destinations in the Caribbean — as well as Bermuda and the Bahamas

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