COVID-19: CDC Adds 4 Destinations to 'High Risk' List

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  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday added four places to its 'high risk' list of destinations for COVID-19. These include Guyana, Mongolia, Namibia, and St. Kitts and Nevis
  • This comes after the CDC overhauled the ranking system for assessing COVID-19 risk. Level 3 is now top rung in terms of risk assessment, and countries are placed in this category if they have had more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents in the last 28 days
  • Level 4, which was previously the highest risk category, has now been reserved for special situations, such as an extremely large number of cases, emergence of a new variant of concern, or collapse of healthcare infrastructure
  • As of June 6, there were about 115 destinations in Level 3, which make up nearly half of the 235 destinations assessed by the CDC. Some of these destinations include France, Germany, Ireland, Greece, and the Netherlands
  • The CDC advises that people get up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Level 3 destinations. Being up-to-date means receiving all vaccines up to the booster one is eligible for