Regional response to the covid-19 pandemic remains a determining factor in luring new visitors; and much like the Bahamas, other destinations are hoping for lower case numbers which will consequently impact restrictions and ultimately visitor numbers.
Jamaica has recorded more than 15 thousand cases, 350 deaths with 126 new cases expected daily to date.
That puts the island in what the centers for disease control deems the high-risk zone.
Touting itself as a covid free destination, St. Kitts and Nevis has some 37 cases on record with 35 recoveries.
Neighboring countries on the CDC’s list of low risk destinations are Anguilla. The British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
The CDC’s four-level system categorizes level four as a destination with a very high level of the virus whereby all such travel there should be avoided.
Level threes considered a high level of covid-19 where travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to these destinations.
A moderate level of covid-19 puts a destination at level two; in this case, travelers are warned of an increased risk for severe illness from covid-19. They then should also avoid all non-essential travel to these destinations.
Where a country has been categorized as level one, there is a low level of covid-19 – these then are destinations where all travelers should wear a mask, stay at least six feet from people who are not a part of their travel group, avoid crowds, wash their hands often or use hand sanitizers and watch their health for signs of illness.