COVID-19 travel warnings persist around the world

If you thought COVID-19 was on the decline, think again. This is not the case, at least according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While the virus may not be on the rise, it is persisting — to the point where the CDC says more than half of the 235 global destinations monitored by the government agency are still considered Tier 3 travel locations or at high risk, according to CNN.

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CDC designations change weekly, of course, but only one country — Namibia — dropped off the Tier 3 list this week. Tier 3 destinations are defined as areas that have more than 100 positive coronavirus cases per 100,000 population for the previous 28-day period.

As of Monday, August 22, this Tier 3 list includes some highly populated and heavily traveled destinations, including:

-France

-Germany

-Greece

-Ireland

-Italy

-The Netherlands

-Norway

-Portugal

-Spain

-UK

-Brazil

-Canada

-Costa Rica

-Malaysia

-Mexico

-South Korea

-Thailand

-Turkey

According to CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen, the world is now in “a phase of the pandemic where people have to make their own decisions based on their medical situation as well as their risk tolerance when it comes to health.” acts to contract COVID-19″.


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