CDC adds these well known Caribbean seashore places to ‘high risk’ vacation list

The Centers for Disorder Command and Avoidance is urging People to acquire caution in advance of traveling to a quantity of Caribbean islands in advance of spring break.

Antigua and Barbuda, as perfectly as the Dutch Caribbean island Curacao, ended up the two included to the CDC’s listing of countries American travelers ought to prevent, labeling the islands at Level 4 (“COVID-19 Incredibly Higher”). The countries join other well-liked tourist-heavy destinations in the Caribbean or on the Caribbean coastline, this sort of as Saint Lucia, Aruba and Mexico, on the CDC’s Degree 4 list.

The CDC’s Degree 4 list currently also involves much more than 150 other international locations and territories across the globe, which include the United States.

The CDC labled Antigua and Barbuda as a Level 4 high-risk destination. (iStock). 

The CDC labled Antigua and Barbuda as a Degree 4 higher-danger desired destination. (iStock). 

Caribbean islands not on the CDC’s Degree 4 record include things like The Bahamas, Montserrat, and Trinidad and Tobago, all at Level 3 Dominica and Grenada, at Stage 2 Angiulla, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Saba, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Sint Eustatius, at Degree 1. More data about the present designation of each individual nation or territory can be observed at the CDC’s web page.


The U.S Section of State, in the meantime, has also issued Degree 3 travel advisories (Reconsider Travel) for Us residents touring to either Antigua and Barbuda or Curacao. (Antigua and Barbuda’s advisory was previous updated March 1, 2021, when Curacao’s was up to date Sept. 28, 2020. 

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Travellers traveling into Antigua and Barbuda must current a destructive COVID-19 PCR exam taken seven days prior to having flight, although Curacao mandates U.S. tourists also existing a adverse COVID-19 examination 72-hours right before departure, in accordance to its Vacationer Board.

International travelers are mandated to existing a detrimental COVID-19 test before returning to the U.S., the CDC requires.

Anne Schmidt contributed to this report.