Norway Added to Highest CDC Travel Advisory

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday raised Norway to its highest travel warning for US citizens.

Norway has been upgraded to Level 4: COVID-19 Very High, the highest level on the CDC’s four-level alert system.

“Avoid travel to Norway,” CDC said on Monday following the removal of the Scandinavian country’s COVID-19 restrictions. 

“If you must travel to Norway, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.”

On Friday, Norway announced the abolition of all COVID-19 policies, which took effect on Saturday. On Sunday, there were at least 50 reports of violent disruptions in the streets due to the celebrations.

According to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway has seen around 186,000 illnesses and 850 deaths as a result of the pandemic, 

“Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19,” the agency said. 

“However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some COVID-19 variants.”

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