COVID: CDC moves whopping 22 new destinations into highest-risk level

By Forrest Brown and Marnie Hunter, CNN

(CNN) — The surge of Omicron variant cases has now reached tsunami-like proportions in the travel world.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved a whopping 22 nations into its highest-risk travel category for Covid-19 on Tuesday. By contrast, it moved only two nations to Level 4, or “very high” risk, last week.

Adding to the impact: The CDC also moved 22 additional nations to its Level 3 category, which is considered “high” risk for Covid-19.

Among the nations moved to Level 4 this week were Argentina and Australia, which have maintained some of the strictest borders controls during most of

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