Sri Lanka added to US CDC’s list of high-risk countries
ECONOMYNEXT – The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added Sri Lanka, Jamacia and Brunei to their list of highest risk countries that have reported more than 500 cases of COVID per 100,000 people over a 28 day period.
“Avoid travel to these destinations,” the CDC said. “If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully immunized before travel.”
Most developed countries have vaccinated large sections of their populations. Sri Lanka also welcomes fully vaccinated travelers.
Sri Lanka, Jamacia Brunei is on the high risk list on Tuesday September 7th.
Other Asian destinations on the list are Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Mongolia, Maldives,
European countries include Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, France, and the Bahamas.
Jamaica has a low COVID-19 vaccination rate with just 19 doses administered to 100 people, according to a news report.
The 21 million island nation of Sri Lanka has vaccinated nearly 9.7 million people while 12.95 million received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to data from the Epidemiology Unit.
But Sri Lanka is reporting around 2,500 new cases per day and nearly 200 deaths.
The United States has four levels for travel advisories.
Sub Level 3: High Risk, Level 2: Moderate COVID-19 and Level 1: Low COVID-19 – The CDC globally recommends travel for people who are fully vaccinated.
As of August 2021, 311 visitors from the United States had visited the country.
(Colombo / Sep08 / 2021)