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CDC: South Africa and 3 other places now at ‘high’ risk for Covid-19

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has placed a popular African destination in its “high” Covid-19 risk category for travelers.

South Africa — renowned for its stunning vistas, wildlife, wineries and culture — is now at Level 3. In total, the CDC moved up four destinations to the “high” risk column on Monday:

Antigua and Barbuda
• Lesotho
• South Africa
• Taiwan

The CDC recently overhauled its ratings system for assessing Covid-19 risk for travelers.

The Level 3 “high” risk category is now the top rung in terms of risk level. Level 2 is considered “moderate” risk, and Level 1 is “low” risk.

Level 4, previously the highest risk category, is now reserved only for special circumstances, such as extremely high case counts, emergence of a new variant of concern or health care infrastructure collapse. Under the new system, no destinations have been placed at Level 4 so far.

Lesotho, a mountainous landlocked nation…

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