The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently added 16 destinations to its “very high” COVID-19 risk level list, recommending travelers avoid those areas to make sure they’re not infected with the coronavirus.
What is CDC’s COVID-19 travel risk list?
- The “Level 4: COVID-19 Very High” risk are made up of countries that you should avoid because of the risk of COVID-19.
- “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,” the CDC said.
What is a ‘very high’ risk country?
16 countries to avoid for COVID-19
There are currently 70 countries on the list. Before the recent update, there were 54 countries. The CDC added the following countries to the list:
- Isle of Man
- Saint Barthelemy
- Saint Martin
- U.S. Virgin Islands.
How to find somewhere safe to travel
There are now a number of apps and websites that you can use to make plans when you travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Deseret News explained, the apps and websites “are available to answer nearly every question you have before booking your next vacation.”