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CDC Updates 6 Destinations to Very High Covid 19 Travel List

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six more destinations to the very high Covid 19 travel list. Even the Bahamas and Morocco are now on the list. CDC recommends people must avoid traveling to places that are in level 4.

The agency also advises that those who want to travel must be fully vaccinated. On August 23 Haiti, Kosovo, Lebanon, and Sint Maarten were other places that were moved to level 4. The CDC evolving list of travel notices ranges from Level 1 (“low”) to Level 4 (“very high”).

The destinations that fall under the level 4 category have had more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days. CDC also added that the Level 3 category applies to destinations that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days. All the Six places were previously in level 3.

The Bahamian prime minister implemented a pandemic curfew on 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. In the midst of the pandemic, the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Haiti on August 14, and the country’s prime minister reminded citizens to be careful of Covid-19 risk during recovery efforts.The agency said that the fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread Covid-19. However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some Covid-19 variants.

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