The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added eight destinations to its highest-risk category for travel on Monday, including the world's No. 2 most-visited nation before the pandemic started. In its weekly update of Covid-19 travel advisories, the CDC advised against travel to tourist favorite Spain at this time. In 2019, Spain received more international visitors than nearly every other nation in the world, except France, according to figures from the UN's World Tourism Organization.
The CDC also added seven more places -- spanning the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East as well as Europe -- to its "Level 4: Covid-19 Very High" category. They are: • Bonaire • Chad • Finland • Gibraltar • Lebanon • Monaco • San Marino The CDC places a destination at Level 4 when more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents are registered in the past 28 days. Three tiny destinations in Europe -- Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino -- provide a cautionary example about traveling to places without reliable statistics.