Antigua and Barbuda and Bermuda were added on Monday to the “very high” risk category of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s regularly updated list of travel advisories.The South American country of Guyana was the other new entry in the “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” category.People should avoid traveling to locations designated with a “Level 4” notice, the CDC recommends. Anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first, the agency advises.Nearly 90 destinations are now listed in the highest risk category. Destinations that fall into the “Covid-19 Very High” Level 4 category have had more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days, according to CDC criteria.The three new destinations added to Level 4 on September 20 are:• Antigua and Barbuda
• GuyanaThey were all listed last week in the Level 3 category. The Level 3 category applies to destinations that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.The CDC’s travel notices range from Level 1 (“low”) to Level 4 (“very high”).
The CDC has advised Americans to avoid travel to Antigua and Barbuda.
The CDC issued the following guidance on Monday.
Key Information for Travelers to Antigua and Barbuda
- Avoid travel to Antigua and Barbuda.
- If you must travel to Antigua and Barbuda, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.
- Because of the current situation in Antigua and Barbuda, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.
- See recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers.
- See recommendations for unvaccinated travelers.
- Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Antigua and Barbuda, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.
Information for people who recently recovered from COVID-19
If you recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the last 3 months, follow all requirements and recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers except you do NOT need to get a test 3-5 days after travel unless you are symptomatic. People can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to others.