CDC has moved Covid from several Caribbean countries travel advice to the level 1 classification, which means the lowest risk level for Covid.
Tier 1 countries include those like Australia and New Zealand, both of which reported fewer than 50 cases of Covid-19 in the 28 days ending June 14. The CDC removed several countries from its highest risk rating earlier this month.
Level 1 countries have a CDC recommendation to “make sure you are fully immunized”.
The newest Tier 1, less risky Caribbean destinations include Saba and the British Virgin Islands as of June 14; Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Barth and the Turks and Caicos Islands as of June 7; Saint Eustache, Grenada and Saint Kitts and Nevis last month. Montserrat and the Cayman Islands are also level 1, although their borders are not yet open.
The majority of other Caribbean countries are classified as level 2, moderate risk, and level 3, high risk.
In fact, unvaccinated travelers will not be allowed to enter Anguilla after July 1.
The Anguilla Tourist Board has launched its official reopening campaign under the theme “Lose the Crowd, Find Yourself”.
A tourism delegation led by Stacey Liburd, director of tourism, will visit US travel partners in key markets in the south, northeast and west coast over the next month.
Antigua and Barbuda entry protocols always include proof of a negative PCR test performed seven days prior to travel. Visitors who pass screening by health authorities do not need to self-quarantine when booked at over 160 certified villas and hotels.
“We are delighted that Americans can travel with confidence to our shores,” said Charles Fernandez, Minister of Tourism and Investment. “We have worked hard to keep our staff and visitors safe and this has paid off in reducing the number of Covid infections and reducing the impact on our economy.”
Over 65% of the population of the Turks and Caicos has received at least one dose of Pfizer vaccine and 55% of the adult population is fully vaccinated.
The destination has received the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council, which indicates that the country’s existing health and safety protocols meet the organization’s standards.
“We are grateful to our valued partners in the tourism industry for supporting our efforts by launching property specific campaigns and adhering to protocols,” said Josephine Connolly, Minister of Tourism for the Turks and Caicos Islands.