The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped all countries from its highest COVID-19 Level 4 “do not travel” designation. About 90 countries were removed from the list and re-categorized to the lower Level 3 designation, which advises citizens that COVID-19 risk in a given country remains high but travel is fine for vaccinated travelers. In a recent statement, the agency said that to help the public understand when the highest level of concern is most urgent, a new system would reserve Level 4 travel health notices for special circumstances, such as rapidly escalating case trajectory, extremely high case counts, emergence of a new variant of concern or health care infrastructure collapse. The CDC’s travel recommendations rank countries from Level 1 to Level 4 on COVID-19 safety for travelers. The agency also ranks some countries as Level Unknown if it is unsure about the state of the pandemic there. Among the countries removed from the Level 4 designation are France, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Israel and New Zealand.