Here we go again. The CDC has moved six more destinations to its “high” risk category for travel as of July 25.
El Salvador and Honduras were moved to Level 3, “high” risk designation. Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, and the top destination of Fiji were also moved to Level 3.
After the CDC updated its Covid 19 risk assessment rating system for travelers in April, Level 3 became the highest risk level.
This designation is given to areas that have had more than 100 cases per 100,000 population in the past 28 days. Levels 2 and 1 are classified as “moderate” and “low” risk, respectively.
As of July 25, there were more than 120 destinations at Level 3. Level 3 locations account for about half of the 235 locations monitored by CDC.
Level 4, once the highest risk level, is now primarily for exceptional cases, the emergence of a new strain of concern, or the breakdown of public health infrastructure. To date, no location has been assigned to Level 4 under the new system.
More countries on Level 3
Other countries on Level 2
This designation reports 50 to 100 Covid 19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 28 days. The CDC designated five new Level 2 sites on Monday:
Places on Level 1
There are more than 30 places in the “low” risk category this week, including Indonesia and Tanzania.
Finally, the CDC has designated several places as “unknown” risk due to a lack of data.