France, Portugal, the other five countries at the “very high” level of COVID-19, the CDC warns in an updated travel advisory


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised the travel advisory level in France, Portugal, and five other countries to “Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19, the Highest Classification of COVID-19 Risks” in the United States. I advise people. To avoid traveling to these destinations.

Destinations marked by the CDC as level 4 France, Portugal, Andorra, When Liechtenstein In Europe Cyprus When Jordan In the Middle East, and Tanzania In East Africa. Over the last 28 days, more than 500 COVID-19 cases have occurred in 100,000 people in this category of countries.

Countries in Europe and the Middle East were previously at level 3 of the CDC, but Tanzania was rated “unknown.”

The CDC recommends that if people have to travel to these destinations, they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. I said I would confirm.

“Do not travel abroad until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, there are additional recommendations to follow before, during and after your trip,” the agency said. ..

Over 80 countries As of December 6, it is listed in the CDC’s COVID-19 Level 4 Risk category.

In a wider range Guidance for December 2ndThe CDC advised people to refrain from traveling abroad until they were completely vaccinated.

“Fully vaccinated travelers are unlikely to obtain and disseminate COVID-19,” the CDC said in its recommendations. “But there are additional risks to traveling abroad, and even fully vaccinated travelers may have an increased risk of obtaining and in some cases spreading some COVID-19 variants. “

Separately, the CDC on December 3 requires that all travelers entering the United States test negative for COVID-19 within one day of departure from December 6. Announced the rules. According to the CDC, it has a document proving that it can enter the country Test order..

The CDC’s actions are in the midst of a newly detected variant of COVID-19 concern called Omicron, which was reported by South Africa to the World Health Organization in late November. The new variant has caused a surge in travel and local restrictions by dozens of countries where scientists are trying to curb its spread to buy time to investigate it.

Mimi Nguyen Lee


Mimi Nguyen Ly is an Australian-based assignment editor and world news reporter. She has a background in optometry. Contact her at [email protected].