(CNN) — The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has put 5 locations in Europe — together with one of many world’s greatest tourism powerhouses — on its record of locations for “very excessive” Covid-19 journey danger.
France and 4 of its European neighbors moved to Degree 4, the CDC’s highest-risk class, on Monday. France was the world’s high vacation spot for worldwide vacationer arrivals pre-pandemic, in keeping with 2019 figures from the United Nations World Tourism Group.
Two different locations — one within the Center East, the opposite in East Africa — have been additionally moved to Degree 4. These seven nations are:
Clients have well being passes checked earlier than coming into the normal Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, on December 4, 2021.
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Locations that fall into the CDC’s “Covid-19 Very Excessive” Degree 4 class have had greater than 500 circumstances per 100,000 residents prior to now 28 days.
Individuals ought to keep away from touring to places designated with a “Degree 4” discover, the CDC recommends. Anybody who should journey ought to be totally vaccinated first, the company advises.
“Absolutely vaccinated vacationers are much less prone to get and unfold Covid-19. Nonetheless, worldwide journey poses extra dangers, and even totally vaccinated vacationers may be at elevated danger for getting and probably spreading some Covid-19 variants,” the company stated.
All of those European locations, plus Jordan within the Center East, had beforehand been thought-about “excessive” danger at Degree 3. Beforehand, safari favourite Tanzania had been rated “unknown” for lack of dependable info.
Issues: Covid surge in Europe and Omicron
The Degree 4 announcement comes as two troubling fronts proceed to develop within the pandemic.
Different nations on Degree 4
Whereas Europe is tough hit, it is not the one area with fashionable vacationer locations on Degree 4. Among the many different locations additionally thought-about at “very excessive” danger for journey are:
• Cayman Islands
In all, greater than 80 nations have been rated Degree 4 as of December 6.
Information from Degree 3
Empty roads in Bogota, Colombia, on March 20, 2020. Colombia moved to the CDC’s “excessive” danger class on Monday.
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The Degree 3 class — which applies to locations which have had between 100 and 500 circumstances per 100,000 residents prior to now 28 days — had 4 updates this week, all within the Caribbean basin.
The 4 locations moved to Degree 3 have been:
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
The transfer was a constructive growth for the islands of Cuba, Grenada and Saint Kitts and Nevis, which had been at stage 4. It is a transfer within the unsuitable route for South America’s Colombia, which beforehand had been at Degree 2.
New entries on Degree 2
Locations carrying the “Degree 2: Covid-19 Reasonable” designation have seen 50 to 99 Covid-19 circumstances per 100,000 residents prior to now 28 days.
It has 5 new entries this week. They’re:
• Cape Verde
• São Tomé and Príncipe
Degree 1 and unknown
The small African nation of Djibouti moved to Degree 1 and had beforehand been at Degree 2.
“Degree 1: Covid-19 Low” locations log fewer than 50 new circumstances per 100,000 residents prior to now 28 days.
Lastly, there are locations for which the CDC has an “unknown” danger due to a lack of knowledge. As of December 6, that record included Algeria, Cambodia, Macau and Monaco, amongst others.
Prime picture: The solar units on the Eiffel Tower and the river Seine on this image taken on October 19, 2021, in Paris. (Picture by Ludovic Marin/AFP through Getty Pictures)