The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a list of 39 US states that would currently fit the criteria for a ‘Do Not Travel’ order. While travel-related outbreaks are rare, it is important to be prepared with information on the current situation in these areas.
The list of countries on the do not travel list is a list of countries that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against traveling to due to public health concerns.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States added seven additional countries to its list of ‘Level 4: Very High’ risk-rated travel destinations on Monday, increasing the total to 74.
Aruba, Eswatini, France, French Polynesia, Iceland, Israel, and Thailand were added to the CDC’s advised “Do Not Travel” list, which has been gradually increasing over the last several weeks as COVID-19’s Delta (B.1.617.2) variation blights global populations.
Curacao, Greece, Ireland, Iran, Malta, Martinique, St. Barts, St. Martin, and the US Virgin Islands were among 16 nations recently moved to the agency’s “extremely high” risk category. They joined Costa Rica, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom on the list, as well as other famous tourist locations.
Countries with a cumulative COVID-19 incidence rate of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 28 days are given the highest “Do Not Travel” classification by the CDC. That works up to approximately 18 instances each day on average.
According to a Forbes study, the United States could easily qualify for its own list of ‘Level 4: Very High’-risk travel locations, given its present epidemiological circumstances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides travel warnings for foreign nations and US territory but does not perform risk assessments in the United States. If the agency’s own criteria were applied to specific states, almost four out of five would be classified as “Do Not Travel.”
According to the Brown School of Public Health, the United States is registering approximately 42 new cases per 100,000 individuals each day on a seven-day rolling average. However, Americans are advised not to go to the United Kingdom, where almost 40 new cases per 100,000 people are reported every day.
French Polynesia had the highest infection rate among the seven instances added to the CDC’s “Do Not Travel” list yesterday, with an average of 122.6 new cases per 100,000 people. In contrast, the southern United States states of Florida and Louisiana are reporting 185.9 and 115.8 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
Forbes pointed out that if Florida were a country in its own right, it would be the second-most infested country on the planet. In fact, if Louisiana were a nation, it would rank fourth in the world for daily new COVID-19 infections.
The state department do not travel list is a list of the 39 US states that are currently considered to be unsafe for travelers.