MANILA Aug 10 (Mabuhay) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised unvaccinated individuals to avoid nonessential travel to the Philippines and other areas categorized as Level 3 (COVID-19 High).

“Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to these destinations. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations,” the US CDC said in an advisory.

Aside from the Philippines, other areas placed under Level 3 are:

Afghanistan

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

The Bahamas

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Bolivia

Cambodia

Cape Verde

Croatia

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Easter Island

Ecuador

El Salvador

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

The Gambia

Guatemala

Guam

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Latvia

Lebanon

Liberia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malawi

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Montenegro

Morocco

Norway

Peru

Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Qatar

Russia

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

Senegal

Sint Maarten

Slovenia

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Timor-Leste (East Timor)

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Uganda

Vietnam

Zambia

Meanwhile, the US CDC advised avoiding travel to areas under Level 4 (COVID-19 Very High).

If travel to these areas is needed, the US CDC says “make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.”

Areas under Level 4 are:

Andorra

Argentina

Aruba

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Burma (Myanmar)

Burundi

Central African Republic

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curacao

Cyprus

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eswatini

Fiji

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Georgia

Gibraltar

Greece

Guadeloupe

Guinea-Bissau

Iceland

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Isle of Man

Israel

Kazakhstan

Kyrgystan

Kuwait

Lesotho

Libya

Madagascar

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Martinique

Mongolia

Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

The Netherlands

Nicaragua

Oman

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Portugal

Reunion

Rwanda

Saint Barthelemy

Saint Martin

Saudi Arabia

Seychelles

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Spain

Suriname

Thailand

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

U.S. Virgin Islands

Zimbabwe

The US CDC also identified some areas under Level 2 (COVID-19 Moderate) and Level 1 (COVID-19 Low).  (MNS)

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