The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday released an update to their list of islands and countries with a “very high” Covid-19 risk level adding sixteen new names to their list.
Three Caribbean islands, Saint Barthelemy, Guadaloupe and neighbours Martinique were included on the list of sixteen.
The other islands and countries are Andorra, Curaçao, Gibraltar, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Libya, Malta, Saint Martin and US Virgin Islands.
As a result of their “very high” score, the CDC recommends that people should avoid travel to these locations and those who must travel should be fully vaccinated first.
“Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread Covid-19. However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some Covid-19 variants,” the CDC advised on its official website.
Destinations that fall into the “very high” risk category have had more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days, according to CDC parameters.
Saint Lucia, is currently classified under Level Three (High).