Extra locations added to CDC’s ‘very excessive’ Covid-19 journey danger checklist

(CNN) — Island locations from the Caribbean Sea to the Indian Ocean joined a handful of Jap European international locations among the many newest locations deemed “very excessive” danger for journey by the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mauritius, Albania and Serbia on Monday moved to the “Stage 4: Covid-19 Very Excessive” class on the CDC’s evolving checklist of journey notices.

Afghanistan, which has been in turmoil because the Taliban takeover and US withdrawal final month, additionally moved to Stage 4, together with a number of extra locations.

Folks ought to keep away from touring to places designated with the “Stage 4: Covid-19 Very Excessive” discover, the CDC recommends. Anybody who should journey needs to be totally vaccinated first, the company advises.

• Afghanistan
• Albania
• Belize
• Grenada
• Lithuania
• Mauritius
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Serbia
• Slovenia

The CDC’s journey notices vary from Stage 1 (“low”) to Stage 4 (“very excessive”).

Locations that fall into the “Covid-19 Very Excessive” Stage 4 class have had greater than 500 instances per 100,000 residents previously 28 days, in keeping with CDC standards.

The entire locations listed above moved up from “Stage 3: Covid-19 Excessive.”

The Stage 3 class applies to locations which have had between 100 and 500 instances per 100,000 residents previously 28 days.

Israel was additionally listed as a Stage 4 replace on Monday afternoon. Nevertheless, Israel was already listed within the Stage 4 class earlier than the weekly replace. The CDC has not instantly responded to CNN’s request for clarification.

New ‘Stage 3’ locations

4 different locations moved to the Stage 3 class on Monday: Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia and Romania.

Brazil moved down from Stage 4, whereas Australia, Ethiopia and Romania have been beforehand listed within the Stage 2 “reasonable” class.

Australia has lately struggled to comprise an outbreak of the extremely contagious Delta variant, which has unfold to the foremost inhabitants facilities of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, resulting in prolonged lockdowns.

In its broader journey steering, the CDC has advisable avoiding all worldwide journey till you might be totally vaccinated.

“Absolutely vaccinated vacationers are much less prone to get and unfold Covid-19. Nevertheless, worldwide journey poses further dangers, and even totally vaccinated vacationers is perhaps at elevated danger for getting and presumably spreading some Covid-19 variants,” the company stated.

Prime picture: Aerial view of Sandy Island, Carriacou, Grenada (Adobe Inventory Photograph). CNN’s Ben Westcott contributed to this report.

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