The Center For Disease Control (CDC) has updated its weekly list of high-risk countries. Six more countries were added to their very high-risk, level 4 countries. The list of country designations continues to be a moving target with some countries moving up the list and some moving down to lower categories.
Moving Up To Level 4
Destinations that fall into the “Covid-19 very high” Level 4 category have had more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days, according to CDC parameters. The Level 3 category applies to destinations that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.
These countries have moved up the list to level 4 from previously lower levels. The main reason this has happened is that the CDC has received more complete data on the actual conditions in those countries.
The newest countries to move to level 4 (all were previously level 3) are in Europe, Africa, Middle East and three from the Caribbean:
- Sint Maarten
TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR THE BAHAMAS
The Bahamian prime minister implemented a pandemic curfew on Saturday, August 21, in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in mainland Exuma, Abaco and the Abaco Cays, and North, Central and South Andros. The Government of Haiti recommends that people be vigilant during the recovery efforts from the earthquake.
These Countries Have Moved To Level 3
Five countries on the list this week have either improved or were downgraded. They are:
- Albania – previously level 1
- Bosnia – previously level 1
- Brunei – previously level 1
- Herzegovina – previously level 1
- Lichtenstein – previously level 1
- Bulgaria – previously level2
- Serbia – previously level 2
- Greenland – previously level 0
- Guernsey – previously level 0
- Paraguay – previously level 4
The island of Guernsey is off the coast of France and belongs to the U.K.
The Full List And Travel Advisories
The full list along with travel advisories from the CDC can be found here. This list changes weekly so it might be a site to add to your travel bookmarks.
All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
I have a trip coming back from London in October and Alaska Airlines is already reminding me of my travel requirements back to the USA.
The list of countries that the CDC maintains continues to change every week as more data is known. Some countries have improved and some have declined. Some countries including the United States improve and then fall into a state of decline. This CDC list and advisories are posted to help you make an educated decision on whether to travel or not.