The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against traveling to United States territories Puerto Rico and Guam, and other destinations around the world due to an increase in coronavirus cases.
The agency on Monday raised the U.S. territories to a “Level 4,” indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission on the islands. The CDC didn’t explicitly advise Americans to avoid going to the territories, but noted that those who do travel to Puerto Rico or Guam should make sure they are fully vaccinated.
Puerto Rico is currently seeing a 10-14.9% test positivity rate on a 7-day average, while Guam is seeing a 5-7.9% test positivity rate for the same time period, according to the CDC’s data. Both are considered to have a “high” level of community transmission.
While travelers who fly into the U.S. from an international destination are required to get tested within three days of