The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention added three extra nations to its highest advisory degree, together with the favored seaside vacation spot of Jamaica, warning Individuals to not journey there.
The company, which updates its journey advisory every week, raised Jamaica to a “Stage 4,” indicating a “very excessive degree” of COVID-19 transmission within the nation and telling American vacationers to “keep away from journey” to the island. U.S. vacationers are additionally suggested by the State Division to not journey to Jamaica resulting from COVID-19.
For its half, Jamaica welcomes U.S. vacationers with proof of a unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at to enter. Vacationers should keep in both a chosen “Resilient Hall” or at a JTB licensed lodging that’s licensed as COVID-19 protocol compliant, in accordance with the nation’s tourism board.
Past Jamaica, the CDC additionally reclassified Brunei and Sri Lanka as “Stage 4,” advising U.S. vacationers to keep away from going there. Locations are categorised as a “Stage 4” if a minimum of 500 instances are recorded per 100,000 folks.
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Moreover, the company elevated its warning on a number of different Caribbean locations, together with Anguilla, which was beforehand a “Stage 1,” however is now categorised as a “Stage 3;” Antigua and Barbuda, which was beforehand a “Stage 2,” however is now a “Stage 3;” Grenada, which was additionally a “Stage 1,” however is now a “Stage 3;” and Turks and Caicos, which was beforehand a “Stage 2,” however is now a “Stage 3.”
“Because the COVID-19 state of affairs all over the world modifications, CDC is monitoring COVID-19 danger in locations all over the world and making journey suggestions,” the company wrote in its advisory.
The CDC has repeatedly up to date its advisory in latest weeks, classifying fashionable locations all through the Caribbean, Europe, and past underneath its highest warning degree, together with Greece, St. Barts, France, and Aruba. The company has additionally added U.S. territories Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to its highest warning degree, telling Individuals to make sure they’re vaccinated earlier than touring there.
Alison Fox is a contributing author for Journey + Leisure. When she’s not in New York Metropolis, she likes to spend her time on the seaside or exploring new locations and hopes to go to each nation on the planet. Observe her adventures on Instagram.