CDC Adds New Countries to Level 3 Nonessential Travel Notice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its Level 3 nonessential travel notice to include Australia, countries in South America, parts of Asia and the Middle East. These countries are experiencing widespread transmission of COVID-19.  The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all countries in the below list.   

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Japan
  • Israel
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

Travelers returning from these countries should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

The full list of Level 3 countries, as of March 25, is as follows:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Ecuador
  • European Union
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

All returnees from cruise ship travel are also included in the Level 3 notice.

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