US issues Level 3 travel advisory for Barbados
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has issued a Level 3 travel health notice for Barbados.
This notice has advised people to reconsider travel to Barbados, as a result of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) “indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country”.
“Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with a FDA [Food and Drug Administration] authorised vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Barbados,” a bulletin on the website of the US Embassy advised.
Potential travellers to Barbados were advised to check the website of the US Embassy, CDC and official information disseminated by the Government of Barbados.
The United States has issued travel advisories in the past as local officials grappled with the effects of COVID-19.
In recent weeks, Ministry of Health officials announced COVID-19 clusters in relation to a large business, a church and a family. In addition, numbers in isolation have been over 100 for more than a week.
On Sunday, Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic made an appeal to people who had frequented specific areas to be tested for COVID-19 as the areas were associated with a recent cluster.
In June, Barbados was among 16 countries added to a United Kingdom green travel list, when COVID-19 numbers were reduced.
Countries worldwide have been implementing green travel lists and other protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19. (KG)