US travellers advised to avoid non-essential travel to Caribbean – Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

Americans have been warned that severalCaribbeanislands have been identified as high-risk for COVID-19.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)updated its travel health noticesfora number ofcountries in the Caribbean region, placing them under Level Warning 3.

This means US citizens should avoidallnonessential travelto thosedestinations due to the risk of COVID-19.

The countries include:

The CDC notes that if someonegetssick with COVID-19(or tests positive for COVID-19, even iftheyhave no symptoms) while abroad, they may be isolated or not be permitted to return to the United States until they have fully recovered from the illness.

Ifapersonis exposed toCOVID-19 while abroad,that personmay be quarantined or not be permitted to return to the United States until 14 days aftertheirlast exposure.

Some Caribbean countries have also been placed under a Watch Level 1.

This means UStravellersshould practice usual precautionsas over the last 28 days new cases of COVID-19 in these destinations decreased ofstabilised.

The islands under this watch include:

Saint Barthelemy

Saba

Sint Eustatius

Bonaire

The travel recommendations wereupdatedby the CDC on August 6.

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