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CDC Adds 7 More Destinations to High Risk

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” list once again. Less than a week ago it added 16 destinations including Greece and Ireland, and now there’s six more.

Some of the new destination that have been added to the list are quite popular for Americans. The additions include France, Iceland, Israel, Aruba and Thailand for example. Travel should be avoided to locations carrying the “Level 4: Covid-19 very high” notice, according to CDC guidance. Anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first, the agency says.

The seven destinations added on August 9 are:

  • Aruba
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Thailand

The “very high” risk category includes places that have more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days, according to CDC.

The CDC still recommends against international travel in general until you are fully vaccinated. “The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new or concerning variants, differs from country to country,” the CDC says. “All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling.” You can see all the recent CDC updates here.


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