The United States’ Center for Disease Control (CDC) designated Iceland Level 4, or Very High Risk, for travellers this week, due to the nation’s high COVID-19 rates. CNN reports that Level 4 is a designation reserved for nations with more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.
The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Guernsey were also listed as Level 4 at the same time. Belgium, The Netherlands, Singapore, Turkey, and the US Virgin Islands are among the 70 destinations around the world that the CDC has designated as Very High Risk at this time.
The CDC advises that US residents do not to travel to Iceland at this time. Americans who do choose to travel to Iceland are advised only to do so if vaccinated—as required by Iceland as well—and to follow local regulations on mask wearing and social distancing.