13 March 2020

29 European Countries classified as Level 3 by CDC

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the specified countries listed above. There may be limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas. Widespread, sustained spread of a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in countries in this region.

Illness with this virus has ranged from mild to severe. Signs and symptoms of infection include fever, cough, and trouble breathing. 

Risk factors for severe illness:

Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness.


Austria Iceland Portugal
Belgium Italy Slovakia
Czech Republic Latvia Slovenia
Denmark Liechtenstein Spain
Estonia Lithuania Sweden
Finland Luxembourg Switzerland
France Malta Monaco
Germany Netherlands San Marino
Greece Norway Vatican City
Hungary Poland


Key Points


  • Europe is experiencing widespread sustained transmission of respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the specified countries in Europe. See: What countries are included in this notice (below).
  • Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
  • Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Travelers returning from the specified countries in Europe must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
  • Travelers who are sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing should call ahead before seeking medical care.

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