St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St. Kitts and Nevis is among several Caribbean islands now ranked as low-risk destinations for COVID-19 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Tuesday, September 8.
Other Caribbean countries marked as low-risk COVID -19 destinations by the US include:
Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Saba, St. Lucia, and St Eustatius.
The CDC uses the “World Health Organization COVID-19 surveillance data to measure virus transmission rates and uses population size to determine its criteria.
For foreign countries and US Territories with 300,000 people or less, the CDC reviews two primary criteria
• New COVID-19 case counts, and
• New case trajectory Its secondary criteria measures the impact on Healthcare Capacity and Public Health Infrastructure
Examples of secondary criteria include
• Healthcare capacity, such as available hospital beds and ventilators
• Public health infrastructure, such as testing and contact tracing capacity
• Any documented exported cases (an exported COVID-19 case is defined as a traveler who leaves one foreign country or US Territory and enters another)