The Hill reports:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that Americans avoid travel to France, Jordan and Portugal and several other countries because of a “very high level of COVID-19” within their borders.
The CDC on Monday also issued Level 4: Do Not Travel advisories for Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Cyprus and Andorra. The agency noted, however, that fully vaccinated travelers may have a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms.
The advisory for France comes as the country is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases among young people. The country took action on Monday, announcing that nightclubs will be closed for four weeks and COVID-19 regulations in primary schools, mainly when it comes to masks, would be heightened.
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US CDC issues “very high” risk warning for travel to France, Portugal, Tanzania, Cyprus, Jordan, Andorra & Liechtenstein.
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— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) December 7, 2021
The CDC raised COVID-19 travel advisories to their highest levels for a number of countries today, including:
— Axios (@axios) December 7, 2021