The CDC Marks Italy as Posing “Very High” COVID-19 Risk, Along With Two Other Countries

The CDC Marks Italy as Posing “Very High” COVID-19 Risk, Along With Two Other Countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a list of countries that are marked with the “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” label. The roster is frequently updated, and there’s no wonder why since some countries from Europe are reporting tens of thousands of infections every day. The old continent is the current epicenter of the ongoing pandemic.

The agency strongly recommends anyone who wants to travel to the countries marked with the “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” label to get vaccinated before their travel.

Italy, Greenland, and Mauritius are added to the list

Italy is well-known as one of the favorite travel destinations for tourists. They will have to be extra careful if they intend to travel again to this country, as the CDC considers.

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The list is indeed long, containing countries from pretty much all of the continents. The CDC says it clear regarding the “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” list:

Avoid travel to these destinations. If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.

It’s a bit surprising that Greenland was also added to the updated list. We’re talking about the world’s largest island that covers an area of 2.16 million square kilometers. But despite its huge size, only about 56,000 people live in Greenland. Not many would have guessed that the COVID pandemic could be prevalent even among such a poorly inhabited land.

The addition of Mauritius to the updated roster has also raised some eyebrows. It’s an island nation from East Africa inhabited by roughly 1.26 million souls. But compared to Greenland, Mauritius is a lot smaller: it covers only 2,040 square kilometers.

Other important European countries made it to the CDC’s list of “Level 4: Covid 19 Very High”, such as Germany, France, Denmark, Greece, and so on.


Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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