US travel restrictions: CDC issues new advice for more than 120 countries

The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention up to date its worldwide journey steerage on Monday to present extra country-specific recommendation for each vaccinated and unvaccinated vacationers.

The replace consists of shifting 33 international locations, together with Iceland, Israel and Singapore, into the bottom threat class.

The CDC’s Covid-19 revised Journey Well being Discover tips search to “higher differentiate international locations with extreme outbreak conditions” from international locations during which Covid-19 is “sustained, however managed.”

The CDC’s menace ranges are decided by the variety of Covid-19 circumstances in a given nation. At every degree, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated, however its steerage varies by how extreme the pandemic is in every nation.

The bottom-risk, degree 1 international locations have low incidence charges of Covid-19 (fewer than 50 new circumstances over the previous 28 days per 100,000 individuals) or low case counts (fewer than 50 circumstances over the previous 28 days in international locations with populations of 100,000 or fewer).

The CDC additionally seems at whether or not circumstances have decreased, elevated or remained secure over 28 days as a main standards in figuring out ranges. Testing information is a secondary consider figuring out threat ranges.

Nations on the lowest-risk record

The Caribbean is gaining steam as a low-risk area.

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Barthélemy and Turks and Caicos are all new additions to the lowest-risk CDC class. The Central American nation of Belize, positioned alongside the Caribbean Sea, was additionally added.

These locations be a part of Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sint Eustatius and the Cayman Islands, which had been already within the lowest threat class.

Testing and quarantine necessities are nonetheless in place for a few of these locations, in keeping with CNN’s record of worldwide locations open to Individuals. New consideration is being given to vaccinated vacationers, however being totally vaccinated doesn’t essentially imply exemption from different security measures.

Europe, which is beginning to confide in worldwide vacationers this summer time, could be very sparsely represented on the extent 1 record. The tiny island nation of Malta, the self-governing Isle of Man within the Irish Sea, Albania, Iceland and Greenland are within the lowest-risk class.

A lot of Europe’s prime vacationer locations — Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Greece — are within the CDC’s degree 3, greater threat class. Belgium, Croatia and the Netherlands are within the highest threat, degree 4 class.

French Polynesia, Morocco and Singapore are amongst in style vacationer locations in different areas which were designated a low-risk degree 1.

CDC suggestions at every degree

The CDC recommends avoiding journey to international locations at degree 4, the best menace degree, which have greater than 500 circumstances per 100,000 residents within the final 28 days. Different degree 4 international locations embrace nations comparable to Brazil, India and Iraq.

For international locations at degree 3, which additionally consists of Mexico, Russia and Iran, the CDC recommends towards nonessential journey for that those that are unvaccinated. These international locations are presently reporting 100 to 500 circumstances per 100,000 residents.

At degree 2, the company recommends that unvaccinated vacationers who’re at extreme threat for extreme sickness from Covid-19 ought to keep away from visiting. These nations, like Finland, Cambodia and Kenya, are presently reporting 50 to 99 circumstances per 100,000.

Whereas degree 1 international locations are thought-about the bottom threat locations and have reported lower than 50 Covid-19 circumstances per 100,000 individuals within the final 28 days, the CDC nonetheless recommends getting vaccinated earlier than touring to those places.

See the CDC’s Journey Well being Discover right here, and the CDC’s interactive journey map right here.


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