Published on : Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved the Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and Faroe Islands into its “Level 4” travel advisory, which includes destinations it considers to have “very high” levels of COVID-19.
The U.S. travellers should avoid Level 4 destinations or be fully vaccinated before arriving if travel is essential, per CDC guidance. The federal agency looks at countries’ coronavirus case counts, hospitalization rates, testing capacity and more to determine its travel guidance.
The Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment reported 76,790 new cases last week, up 45% from the week prior. The Dutch government re-imposed face mask requirements last week to help curb the country’s latest COVID-19 surge.
The coronavirus cases have also spiked in the Cayman Islands. The Caribbean islands reported more than 1,000 confirmed cases last week, more than twice what was reported the week prior, according to data from the World Health Organisation.
There Other Caribbean destinations, including Belize and Satin Kitts and Nevis, are also included in the Level 4 travel advisory.
Luxembourg’s confirmed case count rose 5% to 1,165 last week, according to WHO, and cases in the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, reported 504 confirmed cases last week, down from the week prior but 155% higher than the week of October 18.