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#1
One thing I am looking at is how countries are opening up.   Take the UK, where infection rates have plummeted despite the Delta (India) variant.  Yet the US remains on their "amber" list, meaning even vaccinated travelers testing negative must quarantine for 10 days.   If the progress to date is not sufficient to more the US to the "green" list, what else might be required, or is this a long-term situation?
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#2
There's nothing special about the US in the UK list. There are only 10 countries in their green list.
Per a CDC page, new cases in UK for the past 1 week are 39.7/100K (5.7/100K per day) while the US is 31.4/100K (4.5/100K per day).
Green: Australia: 0.3, Brunei: 0.6, Falkland: 0.0, Faroe: 0.0, Gibraltar: 0.0, Iceland: 0.0, Israel: 1.3, New Zealand: 0.2, Portugal: 39.2, Singapore: 3.5, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands: -, St. Helena, Ascension, & Tristan de Cunha: 0.0.

Other than Portugal, all those are very few cases.

Vaccinations don't matter for their restrictions. Obviously they aren't going to say that "you're ok if you have two Moderna shots, but not if you had <some other vaccine from some other country>"

I just talked to someone in Taiwan who said outbound flights are full & tickets are $2K as people are leaving to go get vaccines elsewhere. A question for this person is whether he could fly back to Taiwan without a quarantine. (Btw, Taiwan (13.6) is on UK's amber list.)
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(06-06-2021, 05:00 PM)M_T Wrote: There's nothing special about the US in the UK list.  There are only 10 countries in their green list.
Per a CDC page, new cases in UK for the past 1 week are 39.7/100K (5.7/100K per day) while the US is 31.4/100K (4.5/100K per day).
Green:  Australia: 0.3, Brunei: 0.6, Falkland: 0.0, Faroe: 0.0, Gibraltar: 0.0, Iceland: 0.0, Israel: 1.3,  New Zealand: 0.2, Portugal: 39.2, Singapore: 3.5, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands: -, St. Helena, Ascension, & Tristan de Cunha:  0.0.

Other than Portugal, all those are very few cases.

Vaccinations don't matter for their restrictions.  Obviously they aren't going to say that "you're ok if you have two Moderna shots, but not if you had <some other vaccine from some other country>"

I just talked to someone in Taiwan who said outbound flights are full & tickets are $2K as people are leaving to go get vaccines elsewhere.  A question for this person is whether he could fly back to Taiwan without a quarantine.  (Btw, Taiwan (13.6) is on UK's amber list.)
Thanks, M_T.   And interesting on Taiwan.   Coincidentally, daily NYT newsletter today opens with commentary on this Delta variant that has cases rising in the UK.   I guess the race continues to vaccinate across the board--apparently 40% in the UK have not yet had 1st dose, which surprised me on the low side.
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#4
The CDC has adjusted its travel levels for a number of countries, generally reducing the levels (meaning less COVID). The current levels are here.

The US (and 60 other countries) dropped from level 4 (very high, recommend all against traveling to them) to level 3 (high, recommend unvaccinated against traveling to them).
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