COVID-19 cases are still high, the US asks its citizens not to visit these 3 countries – Not all countries have reported a decline in COVID-19 cases due to the rampant Omicron variant.

This is why the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked US citizens not to visit Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Thailand because of COVID-19 cases.

The CDC increased travel recommendations to “Level Four: Very High” for the three destination countries.

In all, there are 135 countries and territories that the CDC lists for U.S. citizens to avoid.

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Thailand Illustration (Photo by Geoff Greenwood on Unsplash)
Thailand Illustration (Photo by Geoff Greenwood on Unsplash)

The CDC lists another 35 destinations to “Level 3: High” and recommends Americans who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 not to travel.

The agency also lowered six destinations, namely Anguilla, Cape Verde, Fiji, Mexico, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates, to Level 3.

A total of 29 goals are at “Level 2: Medium” or “Level 1: Low.”

Hong Kong on Monday reported 25,150 new coronavirus infections and 280 deaths as authorities grapple with stemming a worsening COVID-19 wave.

The wave has affected hundreds of nursing homes and elderly residents who were not vaccinated.

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Hong Kong managed to control the coronavirus in 2021, but recent COVID-19 infections have soared to a total of around 500,000 cases.