By Clive Bacchus
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): St. Kitts and Nevis is among CARICOM states identified as low-risk COVID-19 destinations that will allow travel from similar states without PCR tests prior to arrival and without having to undergo a quarantine period, effective Friday (September 18).
An agreement was reached to create a Travel Bubble at a recent CARICOM meeting held on Friday, September 11.
St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be in the Bubble as they presently meet the criteria.
The other Member States and Associate Members will be allowed to participate when they meet the criteria, Dr. Gonsalves said.”
“Countries would be categorised ranging from those with no cases to those which had low, medium, high, and very high risk with respect to the rate of positive cases over a 14-day period; the level of risk would be determined by the amount of positive cases per 100,000 of the population within a 14-day period; only those countries with no cases and those in the low-risk category would be allowed to participate in the Bubble, and CARPHA will assess relevant data to advise on participation in the Bubble” announced CARICOM Chairman Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, after a September 11 Special Emergency Session of CARICOM.
“Heads of Government agreed that travelers from countries within the Bubble would be allowed entry without being subjected to PCR testing prior to arrival and would also not have to undergo quarantine restrictions. Travelers may however be subjected to a screening on arrival.”