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CDC issues highest travel warning for 21 Caribbean countries and territories

Twenty-one (21) Caribbean countries and territories are considered to be in the highest risk group by the Centre of Disease Control Prevention (CDC) which continues to advise against non-essential travel to more than 200 other locations around the globe.

Level four (4) COVID-19 advisory indicates that travelers should avoid all travel to the following Caribbean countries and territories:

Antigua and Barbuda







Dominican Republic





Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Saint Barthelemy

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Sint Maarten


Turks and Caicos Islands

Virgin Islands, U.S

The Bahamas and Montserrat are the two lone Caribbean Islands that are listed at level 3 which indicates that travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to these destinations. Montserrat however currently has zero active COVID-19 cases in country.

Coming in at Level two are Bermuda, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago. Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid all nonessential travel to these destinations, the CDC warns at Level two.

The lowest level one indicates that “all travelers should wear a mask, avoid crowds, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch your health for signs of illness.”

Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Saba, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Sint Eustatius are the only seven Caribbean countries and territories at level one.

Martinique has been listed at an unknown level due to lack of reporting of their COVID-19 data. Travelers should avoid all travel to Martinique according the CDC.

The British Virgin Islands, Montserrat Saba and Sint Eustatius are the only Caribbean islands with zero active COVID-19 cases.

New Travel Requirements for the United States

The CDC advises that “all air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.”

“Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and bus or rail stations,” disclosed the CDC on their website.

The CDC however recommends that Americans do not travel at this time citing that travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.

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