The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved the Netherlands, the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and the Faroe Islands to their “level 4” travel advice, which includes destinations it says have “very high” levels of COVID-19.
U.S. travelers should avoid Level 4 destinations or be fully vaccinated before arriving if travel is essential, according to CDC guidelines. The federal agency looks at the number of coronavirus cases in countries, hospitalizations, testing capacity and more to determine its travel guidance.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment reported 76,790 new cases last week, an increase of 45% compared to the week before. The Dutch government last week re-imposed face mask requirements to help curb the latest wave of COVID-19 in the country.
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The number of coronavirus cases has also increased in the Cayman Islands. The Caribbean islands reported more than 1,000 confirmed cases last week, more than twice as many as the week before, according to data from the World Health Organization.
Other Caribbean destinations, including Belize and Satin Kitts and Nevis, are also included in the Level 4 travel advisory.
The number of confirmed cases in Luxembourg rose 5% last week to 1,165, according to the WHO, and cases in the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic, reported 504 confirmed cases last week, down from just 155 the week before. % higher than the week of Oct. 18.
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