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CDC: Postpone Vacation Plans to These 6 Destinations

Bahamas, 5 other locations moved onto CDC's list of 'very high' COVID risk
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2021 8:45 AM CDT
Updated Aug 28, 2021 5:15 PM CDT
CDC Warns Travelers of 6 'Very High' Risk Destinations
Nassau, in the Bahamas.   (Getty Images/poladamonte)

(Newser) – The CDC's travel advisories list for COVID just received an update, with six nations moving up to Level 4 status, reports CNN. In other words—these are the countries you shouldn't be heading to right now. Ending up in the "Very High" risk category means that these destinations have had more than 500 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents over the last 28 days. If you absolutely have to travel to any of these places, the CDC warns to "make sure you are fully vaccinated" first. Two of the locations on the Level 4 list are popular vacation destinations for Americans, especially cruise ship travelers. Here are the stay-away countries, for now:

  • Bahamas
  • Haiti
  • Morocco
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Sint Maarten
Check out the CDC's site to see which countries recently moved up to Level 3, or "High" risk (between 100 and 500 news cases per 100,000 residents over the past 28 days).

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