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|US CDC ranks Vietnam as a low-level threat destination|
Vietnam is now a safe place to visit, based on the latest COVID-19 travel risk rating from the US CDC. Accordingly, the CDC has a 4-level travel risk rating system. Vietnam was ranked Level 1, the safest rating in the system for travel. Anyone fully vaccinated can visit these countries. Nations on the list include Singapore, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea.
Travellers are advised not to travel to nations with the highest Level 4 rating. Level 4 rating is awarded to countries which have 500 cases per 100,000 people. Meanwhile, unvaccinated individuals are advised to refrain from non-essential travel to Level 3 countries. Meanwhile, unvaccinated individuals who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid non-essential travel to Level 2 countries.
Since the resurgence of the virus on April 27, the country has reported 6,165 cases, with 5,875 community infections and 18 fatalities in 39 localities across the country. Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Hanoi and Danang were identified as hotspots.
According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam has basically contained the pandemic with the number of new cases now starting to slow down. If the virus-hit localities continue to manage the situation, Vietnam can contain the pandemic in June. However, the whole country still records some sporadic cases in the community.