April 13 (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday it will revise its COVID-19 travel recommendations for international destinations and shrink the number of countries the government recommends avoiding.
About 90 countries, including most of Europe, are currently rated by CDC as “Level 4: Very High” and the CDC recommends Americans avoid travel even if vaccinated to those countries.
“This new system will reserve Level 4 travel health notices for special circumstances, such as rapidly escalating case trajectory or extremely high case counts,” the CDC said in a statement, adding that it will be effective April 18.
(Reporting by David Shepardson in Berkeley, California; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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