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Latest CDC COVID-19 travel risk list: South Africa more dangerous than Zim and Mozambique

The US Centres For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its updated list of COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destinations. South Africa is on the highest risk Red list (Level 4 – Avoid travel), while neighbouring Zimbabwe and Mozambique rated less risky (Level 3).

Also at Level 4 (avoid travel to these destinations and make sure you are vaccinated before you travel), are Mauritius, the Maldives, MongoliaNamibia, as too is neighbouring eSwatini and, further north, Nigeria.

On the orange list (High, Level 3 risk, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travelling to these destinations. Unvaccinated travellers should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations) are Zimbabwe and Zambia, Kenya and Cuba, and Malawi and Mozambique.

If you’re planning a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo or Liberia, or perhaps Bangladesh or Nepal, they’re among those on the Yellow List (Moderate, Level 2, and make sure you are fully vaccinated before travelling to these destinations: unvaccinated travellers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations.)

Level 2, Very Low Risk countries include China, Hong Kong and Pakistan, while the status and risk of places like Antarctica, Samoa and Sudan is unknown.

 

CDC list of COVID-19 Travel Recommendations and destinations (Open access)

 

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