(PresidentialInsider.com)- On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six countries to the “very high” risk category on its COVID-19 travel assessment list.
The government agency, which has flip-flopped on mask mandates over the last two years and supported sweeping lockdown measures to prevent the spread of COVID, is now strongly advising Americans against traveling to South Korea, Saint Pierre, and Miquelon, Polynesia, Comoros, Belarus, and Azerbaijan.
They’re not exactly the most common vacation destinations, so the recommendation is unlikely to affect too many people here.
Countries are listed in the “Level 4 Very High” risk category if there are more than 500 new COVID cases over the last 28 days per 100,000 people. “Level 3 High” is determined by between 100 and 500 new COVID cases over the last 28 days per 100,000 people.
Mauritius, Indonesia, Eswatini, and El Salvador have also been listed as “High” risk places to visit as of Monday.
The CDC recommended that anybody who needs to travel to a country on this list should protect themselves by taking the COVID-19 vaccine before traveling. Anyone over the age of two is also recommended to wear a properly-fitted mask while in indoor spaces, and to follow all relevant COVID rules when visiting the country.
The agency even recommends that people who are fully vaccinated take a COVID-19 test before flying to these destinations…even though the vaccine is meant to protect you from contracting the disease.
When will the CDC admit that none of this makes sense?