U.S. – CDC urges Americans to avoid travel to Italy, Greenland and Mauritius

U.S. - CDC urges Americans to avoid travel to Italy, Greenland and Mauritius

U.S. – CDC urges Americans to avoid travel to Italy, Greenland and Mauritius

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised Americans against travel to Italy, Greenland and Mauritius, citing Covid19 concerns.

Italy has registered 134,929 deaths linked to Covid19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the ninth-highest in the world. The country has reported 5.24 million cases to date.

The CDC lists 84 destinations at “Level 4: Very High” classification, including nearly all of Europe.

The move comes after the U.S. lifted travel restrictions for fully vaccinated and covid-tested air travellers from Italy last month, ending a travel ban in place for a year and a half.

The Italian government is expected to soon announce that the state of emergency will be extended beyond the end of the year as it continues to tighten health measures.