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CDC adds seven destinations to ‘very high’ COVID travel risk list

by Marnie Hunter, CNN

(CNN) – France and Iceland were among seven destinations added to the highest risk category for travel by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.

According to CDC guidance, travel to places with “Level 4: COVID-19 very high” notices should be avoided. The agency advises that anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first.

NS seven destinations Added to the level 4 list on August 9 are:

• Aruba • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) • France • French Polynesia • Iceland • Israel • Thailand

in his comprehensive travel guideThe CDC recommends against all international travel until you have been fully vaccinated.

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“Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread Covid-19. However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers may be at increased risk of acquiring and possibly spreading certain Covid-19 variants,” the agency said.

According to CDC criteria, destinations in the “very high” risk category have reported more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.

The CDC maintains an evolving list of travel notices from level 1 (“low”) to level 4 (“very high”). agency last week 16 destinations added In its “very high” risk category, including Greece, Ireland and the US Virgin Islands.

You can view the CDC’s risk level for any destination travel recommendation page.

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