CDC Adds Caribbean Islands and Eastern European Countries to “Very High” Covid Risk Category

CDC Very High Risk Category

High Covid Risk Countries, CDC Adds Nine More to the List

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday warned against travel to several island destinations from the Caribbean Sea to the Indian Ocean and some Eastern European countries.

A total of 9 destinations were moved to the Level 4 list on September 13:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Belize
  • Grenada
  • Lithuania
  • Mauritius
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia

The CDC says that you should void travel to Level 4 destinations. If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel. There are now 85 destinations in the top category. 

Destinations that fall into the “Level 4: COVID-19 Very High” category have more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days, according to CDC’s criteria.

The CDC also eased its rating for Brazil from “Level 4: Very High” to “Level 3: High,” which urges unvaccinated Americans to avoid travel to those destinations. The Level 3 category applies to destinations that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents.

The CDC says that 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 COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new or concerning variants, differs from country to country. So the CDC suggests that all travelers pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling.

Last Monday the United States was also removed from the European Union’s “safe list” for Covid-19. Several European countries have now added new restrictions.

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Level 4: COVID-19 Very High

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Andorra
  4. Argentina
  5. Aruba
  6. Azerbaijan
  7. Bahamas, The
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Belize
  10. Botswana
  11. British Virgin Islands
  12. Brunei
  13. Burma (Myanmar)
  14. Burundi
  15. Central African Republic
  16. Colombia
  17. Costa Rica
  18. Cuba
  19. Curaçao
  20. Cyprus
  21. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  22. Dominica
  23. Estonia
  24. Eswatini
  25. Fiji
  26. France
  27. French Guiana
  28. French Polynesia
  29. Georgia
  30. Greece
  31. Grenada
  32. Guadeloupe
  33. Guam
  34. Haiti
  35. Iceland
  36. Iran
  37. Iraq
  38. Ireland
  39. Isle of Man
  40. Israel
  41. Jamaica
  42. Jersey (part of the UK)
  43. Kazakhstan
  44. Kosovo
  45. Kyrgyzstan
  46. Kuwait
  47. Lebanon
  48. Lesotho
  49. Libya
  50. Lithuania
  51. Malaysia
  52. Maldives
  53. Martinique
  54. Mauritius
  55. Mongolia
  56. Montenegro
  57. Morocco
  58. Nepal
  59. North Macedonia
  60. Panama
  61. Papua New Guinea
  62. Portugal
  63. Puerto Rico (U.S.)
  64. Réunion
  65. Saint Barthelemy
  66. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  67. Saint Lucia
  68. Saint Martin
  69. Saudi Arabia
  70. Serbia
  71. Seychelles
  72. Sint Maarten
  73. Slovenia
  74. Somalia
  75. South Africa
  76. South Sudan
  77. Spain
  78. Sri Lanka
  79. Suriname
  80. Switzerland
  81. Thailand
  82. Tunisia
  83. Turkey
  84. United Kingdom
  85. Virgin Islands, U.S.

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