The United States’ Center for Disease Control (CDC) assigns color-coded risk levels to each global travel destination: Red (risk is high), Orange (risk is moderate), Yellow (risk is low), Gray (no travel notice – risk is very low), and Dark Gray (no information available). The CDC ascertains the level of risk based on the rate of infection, new case trajectory, and the health capacity of each destination.
RED: This level of risk is assigned to countries that have more than 500 new cases per day (or more than 10 if the country has less than 300,000 in population) and at least 3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the new case trajectory is growing. Below is a list of countries that meet these criteria.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire Saba and Eustatius, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswantini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Martin, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
ORANGE: This level of risk is assigned to countries where the number of new cases is between 251-500 per day (or from 7-10 if the country has less than 300,000 in population) and 1.5 – 3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the new case trajectory is stable. Below is a list of country that meet these criteria.
Dominica, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Seychelles.
YELLOW: This level of risk is assigned to countries where the number of new cases is between 50 – 250 per day (or from 3-6 if the country has less than 300,000 in population) and 1.5 case or less per 100,000 inhabitants, and the new case trajectory is stable or slowing. Below is a list of countries that meet these criteria.
Cayman Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Thailand.
GRAY: The CDC does not set specific criteria for countries listed as Gray, which is reserved for countries that do not require a health notice. Below is a list of countries that do not require a health notice.
Anguilla, Bermuda, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Greenland, Grenada, Laos, Macau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montserrat, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
Currently the CDC has no Covid-19 information available for Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, North Korea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
You may visit the CDC’s travel advisory site for additional information and resources specific to your destination here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html#travel-4.