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The CDC has added three European countries to its ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ category this week. Subsequently, they advise against all non-essential travel to these nations.

This week the CDC has added Sweden, Malta, and Moldova to its ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ category.

In previous weeks, the CDC has added France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands to its high-risk category. 

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Nations within the ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ category have witnessed an infection rate of 500 cases per 100,000 in the last 28 days. However, in places with fewer than 100,000 citizens, they’ve witnessed over 500 cases cumulatively in the last 28 days. 

The New ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ Nations 

1. Sweden 

Sweden has recently witnessed a spike in COVID-19 cases resulting in the CDC moving them to its ‘very high-risk' list. The current 7-day case average is 4,428. 

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2. Malta

Malta is currently witnessing its highest COVID-19 cases ever resulting in the CDC moving them to its ‘very high-risk' list. The current 7-day case average is 1,298; a significant increase in recent weeks. 

3. Moldova 

Moldova certainly isn’t a popular destination for U.S. tourists. However, the CDC has added Moldova to the high-risk category after they previously placed the nation in the unknown section because of a lack of data.

Moldova Capital City

The CDC states travelers can still visit these nations. However, they strongly recommend all U.S. citizens fully vaccinate themselves before visiting.

European Nations On The ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’

The CDC has placed most of Europe on its high-risk list. These European nations include:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been on the ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ since July 19. But the CDC has gradually added the other European nations in recent months.

It’s not only popular European nations on the ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ list. The following popular non-European nations are all on the CDC’s high-risk list: 

  • Belize
  • Jordan
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Turkey

The Full List of ‘Level 4: COVID-19 Very High Risk’ Nations

  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cayman Islands
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guernsey
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • The Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey (part of the UK)
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • The Netherlands
  • Niger
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Zimbabwe

The New Level 3: COVID-19 High Countries 

Argentina reopened to U.S. tourists in November; however, the current 7-day case average has grown to 15,690, resulting in raising Argentina from the level 2 list to the level 3 list. The CDC has also raised Brunei from the level 2 list to level 3 this week.

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The CDC has “Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate” and “Level 1: COVID-19 Low” lists for countries with low cases of COVID-19.

Popular destinations on these lists include:

  • Cuba
  • The Bahamas
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Morocco
  • The U.A.E
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Jamaica
  • Cape Verde

These nations have low cases of COVID-19, but the CDC still recommends all U.S. tourists fully vaccinate themselves before traveling there. 

The CDC updates its travel advisories weekly. We always have new information on the CDC’s travel advisories every week.

Stay tuned for further updates next week.

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