CDC relaxes Covid travel advisories for several countries

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The CDC has given the green light for vaccinated people to travel to Level 3 countries. Photo Credit: Evgenia Parajanian/Shutterstock

The CDC has removed 73 countries from its highest Covid-19 travel advisory level, known as Level 4.

Sixty of those countries are now classified as Level 3 for Covid risks, while the remainder have Level 2 or Level 1 rankings. 

The agency advises all U.S. residents to avoid travel to Level 4 nations. Unvaccinated individuals should avoid travel to Level 3 destinations and unvaccinated people who are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus should avoid traveling to countries designated as Level 2. 

Among the 60 countries that the CDC moved from Level 4 to Level 3 on Monday are destinations typically popular with U.S. travelers, including the Bahamas, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, St. Lucia, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. 

Among the countries that were lowered from Level 4 to Level 2 are Cambodia, Bermuda, Curacao, Finland and Kenya. 

The CDC moved 34 countries from a more restrictive Covid advisory level to Level 1, including Anguilla, Belize, Iceland, Israel, Morocco and Turks and Caicos. 

Countries that still have a Level 4 designation include Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, India, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago. 

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