How travel impacts the spread of the coronavirus
WASHINGTON, DC (KERO) – The CDC is tracking the impact of travel on the spread of the coronavirus. On Wednesday, they added two popular tourist destinations to its list of high-risk places to visit.
Jamaica and Sri Lanka are now on the travel advisory list, according to the CDC. Both of these places are at level four, which is the CDC’s highest level, indicating that people have a very high risk of contracting COVID if they go there. Many other vacation destinations are rated at Level 4, including the Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Risk assessment level for COVID-19:
Level 4: COVID-19 Very high – Avoid trips to these destinations. If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully immunized before travel.
Level 3: High COVID-19 – Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid non-essential travel to these destinations.
Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate – Make sure you are fully immunized before traveling to these destinations. Unvaccinated travelers who are at increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19 should avoid non-essential travel to these destinations.
Level 1: low COVID-19 – Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations.
Level unknown: COVID-19 unknown – Avoid traveling to these destinations. If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully immunized before travel.
For a complete list of all countries and their risk levels, visit the CDC Risk Assessment website.
The CDC assesses risk of COVID-19 according to the new cases of each destination and the new case trajectory. Level 4 destinations have recorded more than 500 new cases per 100,000 population in the past 28 days or more.
Main criteria for destinations with more than 100,000 inhabitants
Main criteria for destinations of 100,000 inhabitants or less:
Conditions of travel:
All air passengers coming to the United States, including United States citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or COVID-19 recovery documentation before boarding a flight to the United States. United. To see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Wearing a mask on the nose and mouth is mandatory on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling to, within or outside the United States and within American transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in areas outside a conveyance (such as on the open decks of a ferry or the uncovered upper deck of a bus). The CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain a physical distance when traveling.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)