CDC Adds 3 MORE Destinations to “High” Risk COVID-19 Category

To ensure we are equipping our readers with all the information they need, we will continue to report on all travel, safety, and COVID-related news that could impact a Disney Parks visit. 

The global travel industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the last few years.


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Recently, staffing shortages and flight cancelations have plagued the airline business, and gas prices haven’t made traveling by car any easier. We’re still dealing with the global pandemic as well, with much of Europe and other destinations already being on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “high” risk category. And now, three more locations have been added to that list. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added more travel destinations to the “high” risk Level 3 Category, according to WESH News. The latest locations to receive the designation are Romania, Moldova, and St. Pierre and Miquelon — a French archipelago off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.


COVID-19 Sign in Disney World

This makes nearly 125 destinations in the “high” risk category as of August 1st — the highest risk category the CDC has for monitoring COVID-19 for travelers. The designation “applies to places that have had more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.”


Masks are no longer required in Disney World

These destinations join other popular travel spots in Europe and beyond. Take a look at some of the other locations in the Level 3 Category as of August 1st:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

The CDC recommends travelers be up to date with all COVID-19 vaccines — this means you’ve received the entire primary series and any boosters available to you.


Health and Safety Reminders

In addition to new destinations in the Level 3 Category, the CDC has also updated the Level 2: Moderate Category to include Indonesia and Nepal. No recent changes have been made to the Level 1 Category.


Face Masks

CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen has shared that there are multiple factors travelers should consider before heading out on their journey. What precautions are being followed in the places you’re visiting? What will you be doing once you arrive? These factors can be the difference between exposure or not.


Mask Sign

We’ll continue to monitor for more COVID-19 updates, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest.

If you’re looking for more COVID-19 travel news, these are the testing requirements for all major cruise lines. You can also check out weird COVID-19 testing mishaps to avoid on the Disney Wish here.

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