CDC Warns Americans Against Canada Travel
The U.S. has up to date its journey advisories and has added Canada to the Level 4: Do Not Travel listing due to excessive Omicron instances.
The CDC said, “Because of the current situation in Canada, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants. Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Canada, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.”
“If you must travel to Canada, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel,” the CDC warned,” the CDC added.
The New ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ Nations
Countries positioned on the CDC’s ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ class have witnessed an an infection charge of over 500 instances per 100,000 within the final 28 days. However, in nations with fewer than 100,000 folks, they need to report 500 instances cumulatively within the final 28 days.
Canada is witnessing record-breaking instances of COVID-19 in latest weeks. The present 7-day case average is 39,456; that’s the very best variety of instances for the reason that pandemic started. The 7-day case common in early December was solely round 3,000.
The CDC has additionally added Curaçao to its Level 4: Do Not Travel listing. The small—but fashionable—Caribbean island has witnessed a pointy rise in instances in latest weeks. However, the present 7-day case average is 872, a pointy rise from the 7-day case common of simply 20 in early December.
Canada and Curaçao will be a part of a number of different fashionable locations for U.S. vacationers already on the Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk:
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
The CDC states U.S. vacationers can nonetheless go to these nations, however they strongly advocate all Americans totally vaccinate themselves from COVID-19 earlier than touring.
The Full List Of Nations On The Level 4: Do Not Travel List
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Burma (Myanmar)
- Cayman Islands
- The Central African Republic
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- The Isle of Man
- Jersey (a part of the UK)
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
- Papua New Guinea
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
The New Additions To The Level 3: COVID-19 High Risk’ List
The “Level 3: COVID-19 High Risk” listing—which applies to any nation with between 100 to 500 instances per 100,000 folks—witnessed ten additions on Monday:
- Cape Verde
- The United Arab Emirates
The New Additions To The Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate’ List
The “Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate” listing—which incorporates nations with 50 to 99 COVID-19 instances per 100,00 folks—witnessed eight additions on Monday:
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
- El Salvador
- São Tomé and Príncipe
The CDC made no updates to the “Level 1 COVID-19 Low” listing or the unknown listing on Monday.
Cruise Travel Warning
In a shock transfer to many within the journey trade, the CDC points a Level 4: Do Not Travel warning against all cruise travel in late December due to rising Omicron instances.
The CDC mentioned, “The virus that causes Covid-19 spreads easily between people in close quarters onboard ships, and the chance of getting Covid-19 on cruise ships is very high, even if you are fully vaccinated and have received a Covid-19 vaccine booster dose,”
At the top of 2021, all cruise ships within the United States had at least one COVID-19 case.
The CDC updates its journey advisories weekly. We will all the time deliver you the newest modifications each week.
Although the CDC suggests locations on the upper threat lists are harmful, Americans can nonetheless journey there for leisure functions.
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