(CNN) – The Bahamas and Morocco are now among the top risk destinations for travelers, according to the regularly updated US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention List of travel advice.The CDC recommends that people should avoid traveling to places marked “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High”. Everyone who has to travel should be fully vaccinated first, advises the agency.
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The CDC’s evolving list of travel advice ranges from Level 1 (“low”) to Level 4 (“very high”).
Travel destinations that fall into the “Covid-19 Very High” Level 4 category had more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 28 days, according to CDC criteria. Category Level 3 applies to travel destinations where between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants have occurred in the last 28 days.
All six destinations added to Level 4 were previously classified as “Level 3: Covid-19 High”.
The Bahamian Prime Minister has implemented a pandemic curfew Saturday, August 21, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on mainland Exuma, Abaco and the Abaco Cays as well as North, Central and South Andros. Amid the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck southwest Haiti on August 14. the prime minister of the country reminded the citizens Be aware of the Covid-19 risk during the recovery effort.
New ‘Level 3’ objectives
Ten others Destinations Moved to the “Level 3: Covid-19 High” category on Monday. Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Brunei and Liechtenstein have moved up from level one. Bulgaria and Serbia moved from level two. Greenland and Guernsey changed from “Level Unknown”. And Paraguay went down from level four.
The CDC guidelines for Level 3 destinations encourage unvaccinated travelers to avoid unnecessary travel to these locations.
In his more comprehensive travel advice, the CDC has recommended that you avoid all international travel until you are fully vaccinated.
“Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread Covid-19. However, international travel carries additional risks and even fully vaccinated travelers could be at increased risk of catching and potentially spreading some variants of Covid-19, “the agency said.
Photo above: Old Bahama Bay West End is shown.