U.S. Releases COVID-19 Travel Warning for Germany, Denmark

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department on Monday raised its travel recommendation for Germany and Denmark to “Level Four: Very High,” advising its citizens to avoid travel there because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases.

About 75 other destinations worldwide were on the CDC’s Level Four lists, many of them in Europe, including Austria, Britain, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, Ireland, and the Czech Republic.

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) said European countries must work harder to prevent the coronavirus from spreading further as deaths and new cases surge.

“The current pace of transmission across the 53 countries of the WHO European Region is of grave concern… over the past 4 weeks, Europe has seen a greater than 55% increase in new COVID-19 cases,” WHO’s Hans Kluge said in a statement.

CDC’s Level Four, the highest of four risk categories, meant that a country has a level of infection deemed to present “very high” COVID-19 risk. 

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