CDC raises COVID travel recommendation to 22 countries, including Israel, Egypt, Uruguay

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CDC raises COVID travel recommendation to 22 countries, including Israel, Egypt, Uruguay

A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. WASHINGTON, January 18, Reuters - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against travel to 22 nations and territories because of a rising number of COVID 19 cases, including Israel, Australia, Egypt, Albania, Argentina and Uruguay.

The travel recommendation from the CDC has been raised to Level Four: Very High, telling Americans that they should not travel to those destinations, which also include Panama, Qatar, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Suriname, Saint Lucia and Bolivia.

The CDC lists just over 100 countries and territories at Level 4 in total. The CDC has raised another 20 countries to Level 3: High, including Cuba, Kuwait, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Uganda. The CDC recommends that unvaccinated Americans avoid nonessential travel to those destinations.