The CDC has added 3 famous Caribbean destinations to its “high” risk category for travelers on Tuesday.
Anguilla, Jamaica, and Turks and Caicos Islands have all been placed at level 3 or “high” risk for Covid-19. This means that Americans should be fully vaccinated to travel to these destinations or, better yet, avoid traveling.
In April, the CDC updated its warning level policy for international travel, reserving warning level 4 only for cases of extreme COVID -19 threats. Level 3 is now considered high risk, while Level 2 is moderate and Level 1 is low.
Level 3 has been assigned to approximately 110 destinations worldwide, including the most popular destinations in the Caribbean.
The “Level 3: COVID -19 High” category now applies to countries that have had more than 100 cases per 100,000 population in the past 28 days.
As of May 31, about 110 countries were at Level 3. Level 3 locations now account for just under half of the approximately 235 locations under CDC surveillance.
Most of the Caribbean is now at Level 3, with a few exceptions, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and St. Kitts and Nevis, all of which moved up to Level 2 on Tuesday.
As of May 31, the following popular destinations were at Level 3: France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand.
On Tuesday, eight places were moved to this level, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Moldova, Poland, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Tunisia.
To be in “Level 1: COVID -19 Low,” a destination must have had 49 or fewer new cases per 100,000 population in the past 28 days. Two destinations were added to this category on May 31: Kuwait and Mauritania. Level 1 had more than 50 countries or territories as of Tuesday.