The CDC added Jamaica and Puerto Rico to its “don’t journey” checklist
If you’re thinking about going abroad, roommate, maybe you should reconsider. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an updated list of 80 countries that are considered unsafe to travel. The CDC has four levels that start at low to moderate, high, and escalate to very high. Some of the top travel destinations are on this list and can prevent travel if you have travel planned.
If you have countries like Jamaica, Aruba, Bahamas, and Costa Rica on your bucket list, it is recommended that you don’t move on. According to the Washington Post, CDC spokeswoman Caitlin Shockey released a statement saying, “Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.” She continued, “You may be comfortable and not have one Symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. Staying at home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. “
Not only international travel destinations are on the list. There are also some popular tourist spots in the United States, including Georgia, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. All states are currently listed as level four. In just a few weeks, Puerto Rico was upgraded from tier three to tier four, according to The Hill. Last month, the island’s governor Pedro Pierluisi restricted the sale of alcohol, concerts, weddings and other activities that require people to gather banned due to COVID-19 cases.
Other countries have taken other necessary measures to prevent travelers from entering their countries, especially Americans. The CDC website states that some countries like China, Iran, the UK and other US travelers are not even allowed to enter.
Roommate, does the updated CDC list change the way you think about traveling?
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