The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories.
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The CDC’s new ratings include 61 nations lowered from the highest “Level 4 Very High risk” rating. Level 4 states “Avoid travel to these destinations. If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.
Myanmar is the only Southeast Asia nation still included in the level 4 list.
The lower “Level 3 – High Risk” level changes the guidance to “Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations.”
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and East Timor are all now listed on the Level 3 list.
50 countries and territories have been lowered to “Level 2 – Moderate” or “Level 1 – Low.”
Level 2 countries have the guidance “Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations. Unvaccinated travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid nonessential travel to the these destinations.” Cambodia is on the Level 2 list.
Brunei, Laos, Singapore and Vietnam are all rated as Level 1 which has the guidance “Make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel to these destinations.”
Despite the changes to recommendations many of the countries to have seen the risk rating lowered still prevent or restrict travel.
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