The CDC advises against travel to Israel, France, and other countries due to the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new travel advice Monday, including the addition of several countries to the “Do Not Travel” list.
The advisories advise against unvaccinated travelers traveling unless absolutely necessary.
The government has maintained a strict adherence to the pandemic situation throughout the world, adding new nations to the list as their numbers increase in response to the delta variant.
Israel, Thailand, French Polynesia, and several other countries have been added to the government's list of "Level 4: Very High" risk travel destinations. Simultaneously, the State Department of the United States issued a Level 4: "Do Not Travel" advisory for Iceland and France.
“If you are required to travel to these destinations, ensure that you are fully vaccinated prior to travel,” the CDC warns.
73 countries are included on the list of Level 4 destinations, including Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Costa Rica, and Saudi Arabia.
The list of countries classified as Level 3: "High" risk is nearly twice as long and includes a number of popular travel destinations, including Jamaica, Italy, Croatia, Barbados, and the Bahamas.