CDC lifts travel warning to Europe due to COVID outbreaks (VIDEO)

By Newsy staff

and associated press
November 16, 2021

The agency has raised the travel warning to level 4 due to a high number of cases in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland and Guernsey.

the CDC warns Americans against traveling to several places in Europe. These destinations include the Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland and Guernsey, which are located in the British Isles.

The agency says there has been an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases, prompting them to raise the travel warning to level 4, which translates to “very high”.

The Czech government has tightened restrictions on coronaviruses in an attempt to curb a recent sharp rise in infections. Friday’s decision came after new infections reached levels close to the record highs seen in previous waves.

In Hungary, few mitigation measures are in place. The government says it would prefer to rely on vaccinations. With nearly 60% of people fully vaccinated, the country is better positioned than most of the region, but that still leaves a large portion of the population unvaccinated.

US officials say if you must travel, it is best that you are fully vaccinated.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

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