The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to "avoid travel" to a new batch of Europeans destinations: Iceland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel.
The CDC issued Level 4 travel health notices for all four destinations Monday due to "very high" levels of COVID-19.
"If you must travel … make sure you are fully vaccinated," the CDC said of the locations.
The State Department issued parallel travel advisories Monday in line with the CDC, saying "do not travel" to Iceland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Guernsey is not on the list.
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Additionally, the State Department advised against travel to Papua New Guinea due to COVID as well as "crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters and kidnapping" risks.
Travelers can find COVID-19 travel recommendations for just about every destination on the CDC's website.
Americans traveling abroad should be aware of the new U.S. travel system in place for their return. The new rules, which include tighter testing requirements for unvaccinated Americans, rolled out Nov. 8.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: CDC: 'Avoid travel' to Iceland, Hungary, Czech Republic
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