ATLANTA, Georgia: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged Americans to avoid travel to Iceland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Guernsey in the UK due to "very high" levels of COVID-19.
The CDC, which issued Level 4 travel health notices for all four destinations last week, added, "If you must travel, make sure you are fully vaccinated."
On Monday, the State Department issued parallel travel advisories matching the CDC's, stating, "Do not travel" to Iceland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic."
Guernsey, however, was not on the list.
It also advised against travel to Papua, New Guinea due to COVID-19, as well as the risks of "crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping."
COVID-19 travel recommendations for nearly all countries can be found on the CDC's website.
Before returning, Americans traveling abroad should also view the new U.S. travel system implemented on 8th November, which includes tighter testing requirements for those who are unvaccinated.