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CDC Updates International Travel Guidance

June 11, 2021


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently moved more countries into the “low-risk” category for international travel, but others have been moved into higher risk categories based on recent COVID-19 statistics. Employers should be aware of changing travel recommendations as they prepare to resume business trips.

On June 7, the CDC updated the criteria it uses to determine international COVID-19 travel risk levels and to better differentiate between countries with severe outbreaks and those with sustained but controlled spread of the coronavirus.

The updated guidance provides specific travel advice for vaccinated and unvaccinated people based on a country’s threat level.

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