The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) upgraded Bermuda’s status to ‘Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 in Bermuda’ — the highest level — saying that people should “avoid travel” to the island.

“If you must travel to Bermuda, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel”.

Due to the “current situation in Bermuda, even fully vaccinated traveklers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” the CDC said.

Other destinations added to the Level 4 status include Antigua, Barbuda and Guyana.

The last time Bermuda was ranked as ‘Level 4’ by the CDC was back in April of this year.