US raises COVID-19 travel alert level for Singapore, Hong Kong

SINGAPORE: America on Monday (Sep 27) raised its COVID-19 journey advisory ranges for Singapore and Hong Kong, urging those that are unvaccinated to keep away from non-essential journey. 

The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) adjusted its advisory for Singapore by one rung to Degree 3, which signifies a “high level of COVID-19”.

“Because of the current situation in Singapore, all travellers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” stated the US’ well being safety company. 

The CDC additionally really helpful that people be totally vaccinated earlier than travelling to Singapore, and that they need to observe the nation’s suggestions or necessities, together with carrying a masks and observing secure distancing measures. 

The US Division of State issued the same discover on Monday, urging individuals to “reconsider travel” to Singapore attributable to COVID-19.

The four-level advisory system by the CDC categorises locations by making an allowance for components such because the variety of latest COVID-19 circumstances and the trajectory of recent circumstances.

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Different locations presently at Degree 3 embody Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines. 

That is just under the CDC’s highest categorisation of Degree 4, which advises people to keep away from journey attributable to “very high” ranges of COVID-19.

Locations presently recognized as Degree 4 embody Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Myanmar, Afghanistan and the UK.