Tuesday 27 October, 2020

US Embassy in Barbados issues a Level 3 travel advisory

Americans warned to stop travelling out of the country, if avoidable.

The US Department of State on its US Embassy Bridgetown Facebook page has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for its citizens.

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This alert urges all US citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. 

Highlighting the number of cases in the Caribbean which have risen by four in the last 24 hours, the advisory stated that there are several confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the Eastern Caribbean. 

The advisory also noted that the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has raised the risk level in the region from ‘Moderate to High’ to ‘Very High.’ 

And it advised that regional governments continue to focus on preventative measures, including mandatory quarantine procedures or other restrictions for travellers arriving from China and an expanding list of other affected countries.

To date, in the Eastern Caribbean, of the 14 territories this Embassy serves, cases have been confirmed in:

  1. St Vincent and the Grenadines 
  2. Trinidad and Tobago
  3. Martinique
  4. St Martin

Despite sharing information and stats for the countries served in the Eastern Caribbean, the COVID-19 Information is not being updated in real-time as it did not have the Trinidad and Tobago case noted up to 5.40 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020. News of the confirmed case in the Twin Island Republic came around 2.45 pm.

See full information here.

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