- Here’s a running tracker of countries that are at high risk for COVID-19.
New countries on the CDC travel risk list
- According to CNN, a country will likely make this list if there have been more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in that country.
The newest countries to join the list include:
- Sint Maarten
These new countries were added about one week after the CDC added four countries to its list, according to my report for the Deseret News.
CDC adds 4 more countries to risk list
CDC adds 16 countries to list of risky countries
CDC added 16 separate destinations to its list. The CDC recommends avoiding these locations for traveling.
- “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.
The full list of countries included:
- Isle of Man
- Saint Barthelemy
- Saint Martin
- U.S. Virgin Islands.
What about Hawaii?
You may want to avoid traveling to Hawaii, too. Hawaii Gov. David Ige warned Monday that visitors that Hawaii is dealing with a heavy COVID-19 surge due to the delta variant, according to NPR. He said people should avoid the state for now through the fall in order to stay safe from the coronavirus.
- “It is a risky time to be traveling right now,” he said.