US CDC lists Vietnam in group of safest countries for travel

By Nguyen Quy   June 8, 2021 | 08:45 pm PT
US CDC lists Vietnam in group of safest countries for travel
Travelers wearing protective face masks reclaim their luggage at the airport in Denver, Colorado, U.S., November 24, 2020. Photo be Reuters/Kevin Mohatt.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased travel restrictions to many countries and territories, and placed Vietnam in its list of safest destinations.

Vietnam and Asian countries such as Laos, Singapore, China, and South Korea have been listed as level 1, or those with the lowest Covid-19 risks and deemed the safest for travel.

The agency advised American citizens to get fully vaccinated before traveling to Vietnam and follow local recommendations and requirements like wearing a mask and staying six feet away from others.

The U.S. has recorded 34.2 million infections and over 610,000 deaths.

Vietnam has been grappling with a new wave of Covid since April 27, with 6,045 infections in 39 of its 63 provinces and cities.

While low-income countries are struggling to secure enough doses of vaccine due to a lack of supply, 42.3 percent of Americans have been fully vaccinated.

Vietnam has vaccinated more than 1.3 million of its 96 million people.

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