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Monday November 29th, 2021
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Sri Lanka added to US CDC high risk country list

UPMARKET QUARANTINE: Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Blue near the island’s main airport has been turned into a fee paying quarantine centre to support a drive to bring back stranded nationals abroad.

ECONOMYNEXT – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added Sri Lanka, Jamacia and Brunei to its highest-risk list countries that had reported over 500 COVID-cases per 100,000 people over a 28 day period.

“Avoid travel to these destinations,” the CDC said. “If you must travel to these destinations, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.”

Most developed countries have vaccinated large sections of their population. Sri Lanka also welcomes fully vaccinated travellers.

Sri Lanka, Jamacia Brunei made to the high risk list on Tuesday, September (07).

Other Asian destinations on the list are Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Mongolia, Maldives,

European countries include Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, France and the Bahamas.

Jamaica has a low COVID-19 vaccination rate with only 19 doses given out of 100 persons, a media report said.

The 21-million island nation Sri Lanka has vaccinated almost 9.7 million persons while 12.95 million have received at least one dose of the jabs, according to Epidemiology Unit Data.

But Sri Lanka is reporting about 2500 new cases per day and close to 200 deaths.

The US has four levels for travel advisories.

Under Level 3: High risk, Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate and Level 1: COVID-19 low – CDC overall recommends travel for fully vaccinated.

In August 2021, 311 visitors from the US had visited the country.

(Colombo/Sept08/2021)

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