March 14. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved several popular beach destinations — as well as cruise ship travel — into categories at lower risk of spreading the coronavirus.
The public health agency reassigned travel warnings for nine vacation destinations in the Caribbean and Atlantic from Level 4 — which means a “very high” level of covid-19 — to Level 3, which means the level of the virus is merely “high.” They include Cuba, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos.
The CDC recommends that people avoid travel to a country or territory it has rated at the highest level. At Level 3, the agency says travelers should avoid the destinations if they are not up to date on their coronavirus vaccinations.
Cruise travel was rated a Level 4 risk during the omicron surge before moving to Level 3 in mid-February. The CDC on Monday knocked it down to Level 2, which means the chance of getting covid-19 on a cruise ship now is “moderate.”
Source: Washington Post