The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased travel health advisories on several countries as the vaccination rate increases in the US.
Destinations such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France and Germany dropped from a Level 4 “COVID-19 very high” alert to Level 3 “COVID-19 high” alert in a Monday update to the CDC’s travel recommendations list, which assesses each country’s health and safety risk for travelers. Travelers are advised to be fully vaccinated.
A country is rated based on how many cases were reported in the past 28 days per 100,000 population. A “Level 4” is more than 500 cases; “Level 3” is 100 to 500 cases; “Level 2 Moderate” has 50 to 99 and “Level 1 Low” has fewer than 50, the guidance says. Still at “Level 4,” are Argentina, North Korea, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba and Jamaica among others.
India, which has had trouble with their vaccine rollout and a recent surge in coronavirus cases, is ranked at “Level 4” by