Federal well being officers on Monday categorized 7 nations as having “very excessive” COVID-19 danger, warning U.S. vacationers to keep away from the locations no matter vaccination standing.
“When you have a weakened immune system or are at increased risk for severe disease, even if you’re updated along with your COVID-19 vaccines, speak along with your clinician about your danger, and take into account delaying journey to Mexico,” reads the official web site.
The CDC additionally issued new journey warnings for six different nations, together with New Caledonia, United Arab Emirates, Guyana, Mongolia, Namibia and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Presently, a complete of 113 nations are on the CDC’s well being advisory listing for Stage 3 Covid.
The CDC’s announcement coincides with the State Division’s newest replace of journey advisories for U.S. residents and residents, launched Monday. The most recent warning listing now contains ten nations, together with Mexico. Final month, the division issued seven journey warnings, which is greater than the common.
The State Division has categorized Mexico by space, and vacationers have acquired totally different advisories relying on which Mexican state they’re visiting.
Yucatan, a well-liked state, is now at Stage 1. (Train regular precautions). Quintana Roo (the place Cancun and Playa del Carmen are situated), Baja California Sur, Oaxaca, and Mexico Metropolis are all at Stage 2. (train elevated warning when touring). The whole listing, as supplied by the State Division, could also be seen here.
In latest weeks, the variety of covid circumstances has steadily elevated all through Mexico. The nation has reported greater than 3,500 circumstances this week, with about 10,000 exams carried out, leading to a 36.9% positivity fee.
In late April, Mexico declared the Covid pandemic an endemic state of affairs. The visitors gentle system that had existed all through the nation for greater than a yr, rating every area based on a shade scheme (inexperienced, yellow, orange, pink) primarily based on covid circumstances, was abolished.