The highest warning also applies before traveling to Russia and Belgium.
Nov 1, 2021 at 10:35 pm TASR
WASHINGTON. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Monday that it had issued the highest warning before traveling to Slovakia, Russia and Belgium, given the very unfavorable epidemiological situation in these three European countries.
Russia, Belgium and Slovakia have been reassigned to the group of countries with a “very high” level of dissemination within the CDC classification. coronavirus.
Slovakia is also a threat to the vaccinated
The CDC urged all US residents not to travel to the three countries – and some 80 or so other countries and territories around the world. If they have to travel there, they should be fully vaccinated before the trip.
“Given the current situation in Slovakia, even fully vaccinated travelers are at risk of infection and the spread of new coronavirus variants,” said a travel warning for Slovakia, which is identical for all countries in the group.
West African Burkina Faso was also recently transferred to the highest 4th category.
Among Slovakia’s neighbors, only Austria and Ukraine are currently in the 4th CDC category. Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are currently in the 3rd category with “high” spread of the virus, where Slovakia, Austria and Ukraine have so far been.
They warn against any travel
The CDC’s warning further states that Americans coming to Slovakia should follow all epidemiological recommendations and rules in force there, including wearing veils and observing physical separation.
At the same time, the CDC’s general warning to the whole world warns Americans against any travel abroad, which, according to American experts, is a risk factor for the full vaccination of new coronavirus variants.