CDC Adds Barbados, Five Other Destinations to Level 4 Travel List
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week announced the addition of six destinations to its Level 4: Very High travel advisory list.
The destinations were raised to Level 4 because of rising COVID case counts in the countries—the Level 4 designation includes all destinations that have had more than 500 COVID cases per 100,000 residents in the last 28 days.
The new Level 4 countries are Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Croatia, Latvia, and New Caledonia. All have been raised from Level 3 as of Oct. 4 because they reached that number threshold.
While the CDC’s list is simply a recommendation for American travelers, moving those countries to Level 4 raises the level of precautions that the CDC wants travelers to take.
At the same time, a number of other countries have left Level 4 for Level 3 as their infection rate has dropped over the past month. That includes Argentina, France, Iceland, Portugal and South Africa. The Level 3 list includes those that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.
Source: Travel Market Report