The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has added 16 international locations to a list of countries with "very high" risk, and has urged Americans to avoid them until further notice.
Each of the locations on the list has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The CDC recommends only essential travel should be undertaken to the 16 locations.
To be a classified in the Level 4 "high risk" category, a locale must have more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.
The newly added locations are as follows: Andorra, Curaçao, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Libya, Malta, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin and US Virgin Islands.
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