The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer warning U.S. travelers to avoid trips to Canada as part of its ongoing monitoring of COVID-19 risk in destinations around the globe.
On Monday, the health agency slotted the country as a "Level 3" indicating "High" COVID-19 risk from "Level 4." The CDC had slotted Canada as a "Level 4" destination on Jan. 10.
However, the dropping of the warning comes with stipulations. The CDC still advises travelers to get vaccinated before visiting the destination.
"Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Canada," the CDC said. "If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Canada."
This week, the CDC did not reassign any destinations to its "Level 4" list. Instead, it added more destinations to lower tiers of its four-level risk scale.
NEW QUARANTINE, SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS: CDC updates COVID guidance for cruise ships
Other countries moved to the "Level 3" list Monday include:
Antigua and Barbuda.
And others were added to "Level 2" indicating "moderate" COVID-19 risk including:
And more were added to "Level 1" indicating "low" COVID risk including:
In February, federal health officials warned U.S. travelers to avoid more than 135 destinations because of COVID-19.
'STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION': TSA to adopt gender-neutral screening to be more inclusive
FEDERAL AGENCIES AUTHORIZE second COVID-19 booster shot for Americans 50 and older
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Canada travel: CDC no longer warning Americans to avoid trips