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CDC Adds Germany, Denmark to Highest Travel Warning Level As Europe’s COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

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A pair of popular European destinations were placed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest travel warning list, the latest European countries to be added to the advisory.

The agency is warning Americans to “avoid” traveling to Germany and Denmark amid rising coronavirus cases in the two countries. The CDC, which updates the list each week, classified both countries as “Level 4” destinations, indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission there.

The agency classifies destinations as “Level 4” if they are experiencing more than 500 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last 28 days.

The CDC has continually added countries from Europe to its highest warning level in recent weeks, including Iceland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Croatia, and Norway.

Overall, the COVID-19 situation seems to

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CDC Says to ‘Avoid’ These EU and Caribbean Destinations in Latest Travel Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week warned against traveling to a pair of popular vacation destinations: the Netherlands and the Cayman Islands.

The agency, which updates its travel advisory on a weekly basis, raised both destinations to its highest “Level 4” travel warning, telling Americans to “avoid” both countries. The Department of State, in turn, raised both the Netherlands and the Cayman Islands to its highest travel advisory level.

Every country in Europe and Central Asia is “facing a real threat of Covid-19 resurgence or already fighting it,” World Health Organization regional director, Hans Kluge said, according to CNN. “The current pace of transmission across the 53 countries of the European Region is of grave concern.”

The travel warnings came on the same day the United States reopened its borders to fully-vaccinated international travelers for the first time in 20 months. Vaccinated travelers who have been

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CDC Updates Travel Advisory, Adding Puerto Rico and More to Highest Warning Level

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

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CDC Adds France, Israel, Iceland, More to Highest ‘Level 4’ COVID-19 Travel Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added seven more destinations to its highest “Level 4” COVID-19 travel warning, including European vacation spots like France and Iceland.

The advisory warns Americans against traveling to destinations with high levels of COVID-19 and tells them if they must, “make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.” The agency, which has added many destinations to the list in recent weeks, considers a destination to have a “very high” level of transmission if at least 500 cases are recorded per 100,000 people.

In addition to France, Iceland and Israel, Aruba, Eswatini, French Polynesia, and Thailand are also newly-designated a ‘Level 4’ by the CDC.

Many nations have begun to implement restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus while continuing to welcome U.S. tourists, like Thailand, which has implemented strict controls over much of the country, but continues to operate its Phuket Sandbox program

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