Two extra fashionable island getaways have been added to the COVID-19 journey advisory listing.
Jamaica and Sri Lanka are the latest locations to make the listing of riskiest locations to journey through the pandemic, in line with up to date steerage from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC additionally added Brunei, a southeast Asian nation on the island of Borneo, to its “Stage 4” class of COVID-19 journey notices.
The CDC advises People to keep away from journey altogether to locations within the Stage 4 class, which applies to locations which have had greater than 500 new COVID-19 circumstances per 100,000 residents previously 28 days. The U.S. itself has had 331 new infections per 100,000 folks in simply the previous seven days.
The locations be a part of an inventory of practically 80 locations to which the CDC says to keep away from journey, together with France, Brazil, Greece, Eire, Spain and the UK.
The CDC additionally added 10 locations to the “Stage 3” class, together with the Netherlands, which was beforehand Stage 4. Malta, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Benin, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the United Arab Emirates and the Turks and Caicos Islands additionally be a part of the Stage 3 designation.
For Stage 3 locations, which have had 100 to 500 new circumstances of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents previously 28 days, the CDC advises that vacationers are absolutely vaccinated earlier than journey, and that unvaccinated vacationers ought to keep away from nonessential journey to that location.
The COVID-19 journey discover listing is recurrently up to date. The CDC lately added six locations to the Stage 4 listing, together with the Bahamas, Haiti, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco and Sint Maarten.
Final week, CDC Director Rochelle Walesnky mentioned that unvaccinated People shouldn’t journey in any respect.
“Initially, in case you are unvaccinated, we might suggest not touring,” Walensky mentioned throughout a White Home COVID-19 press briefing forward of the Labor Day vacation weekend.
In its basic worldwide journey steerage, the CDC says that worldwide journey poses further dangers, and even absolutely vaccinated vacationers might contract or unfold COVID-19 variants.
Vacationers returning by air to the U.S., together with U.S. residents, are nonetheless required to have a adverse COVID check earlier than entry. You’ll be able to see a map and full listing of the CDC’s COVID-19 journey notices right here.