June 1, 2023

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CDC no longer warning Americans to avoid trips

A Canadian national flag at a border crossing between the U.S. and Canada.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer warning U.S. travelers to avoid trips to Canada as part of its ongoing monitoring of COVID-19 risk in destinations around the globe.

On Monday, the health agency slotted the country as a “Level 3” indicating “High” COVID-19 risk from “Level 4.” The CDC had slotted Canada as a “Level 4” destination on Jan. 10.

However, the dropping of the warning comes with stipulations. The CDC still advises travelers to get vaccinated before visiting the destination.

“Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Canada,” the CDC said. “If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Canada.”

This week, the CDC did not reassign any destinations to its “Level 4” list. Instead, it added more destinations to lower tiers of its four-level risk scale.