The CDC has added three island destinations to its 'high risk' travel category


On Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elevated three islands to its "high" risk category for travelers.

For Covid-19, Anguilla, Jamaica, and the Turks and Caicos Islands have all been moved to Level 3, or "high" danger.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its ratings system for measuring Covid-19 risk for travelers in April.

The "high" danger category of Level 3 has gone to the top of the risk scale. Level 2 denotes "moderate" danger, whereas Level 1 denotes "low" danger.

Level 4, which was originally the highest risk category, is now only used in exceptional circumstances, such as exceptionally high case counts, the introduction of a novel variety of concern, or the collapse of the health-care system.

So yet, no locations have been assigned to Level 4 under the new method.

To review, on Tuesday, the following three locations were upgraded to "high" risk:

• Anguilla
• Jamaica
• Turks and Caicos

All three locations have been promoted to Level 1 from Level 2.

Countries with more than 100 incidences per 100,000 population in the last 28 days are now classified as "Level 3: Covid-19 High."

On May 31, there were around 110 Level 3 destinations. The CDC now monitors 235 locations, with Level 3 locations accounting for just under half of them.

With the exception of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Saint Kitts and Nevis, which all went to Level 2 on Tuesday, the majority of the Caribbean region is now at Level 3.

3rd level

Many additional well-known vacation spots are also on Level 3.

As the summer travel season begins, much of Europe has remained resolutely ensconced there. The following well-known European destinations were still at Level 3 as of May 31:

• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Ireland
• Italy
• The Netherlands
• Portugal
• Spain
• United Kingdom

It isn't just European favorites who have reached Level 3.
Several well-known travel spots across the world are included in the high-risk list, including:

• Brazil
• Canada
• Costa Rica
• Malaysia
• South Korea
• Thailand

Before traveling to a Level 3 destination, the CDC recommends that you get your Covid-19 immunizations up to date. To be "up-to-date," you must have received all of your initial vaccines, as well as any boosters for which you are qualified.

Level 2

In the past 28 days, destinations with the "Level 2: Covid-19 Moderate" rating reported 50 to 100 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. On Tuesday, eight positions were moved to this level:

The Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Saint Kitts & Nevis have all been promoted from Level 1 to Level 2.
The danger rating for the remaining locations was reduced from Level 3 to Level 2.

On May 31, there were roughly 20 destinations listed in Level 2.

On the CDC's travel guidelines page, you may see the risk ratings for any global destination.

The CDC recommends deferring all overseas travel until you are completely immunized in its broader travel advice.

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