CDC Advises Against Travel to Afghanistan, Other Countries Over COVID-19

Washington—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday warned against travel to Afghanistan, Albania, Serbia, Belize, Lithuania, and four other destinations because of COVID-19 concerns.

The CDC raised its travel recommendations to “Level 4: Very High” for nine destinations, telling Americans they should avoid travel to the locations. The destinations also include Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Slovenia, and Mauritius.

CDC raised its warning ratings to “Level 3” for Australia, Romania, and Ethiopia, while lowering Brazil from “Level 4” to “Level 3.”

The U.S. State Department also hiked its parallel “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisories for most of the countries named by CDC on Monday. On Aug. 31, the State Department raised Afghanistan to “Level 4: Do Not Travel.”

By David Shepardson