US raises risk of COVID-19 for travel to Germany, and other countries

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

01st Sep, 2021. 10:35 am

Due to the high rate of COVID-19, the US raised the travel risk warning for Germany, Switzerland, and several other European countries on Monday.

Switzerland, Estonia, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, and Saint Lucia have been classified in the category of level 4 , indicating that they are one of the most unsafe for tourists, according to the advisory from the US Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Germany, Canada, and Moldova have been upgraded to level 3, “reconsider travel,” up from level 2, due to “a high level of COVID-19.”

Guam and Puerto Rico, both US territories, were also identified as high-risk areas.

EU takes US off safe travel list

The action comes just a day after the European Union suggested that member states reimpose travel restrictions on the tourists of US due to an increase in the number of COVID 19 cases in the country.

The European Council stated on Monday that six nations, including the United States, will be removed from the safe list of places to visit during the pandemic.

“Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, and the United States of America were removed from the list,” the body representing the bloc’s members states said in a statement.


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