Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Saint Lucia Optimistic Despite Its CDC ‘High Risk’ COVID-19 Status

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Saint Lucia is optimistic that its  ‘High risk’ COVID-19 status with the United States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), will change for the better.

The Island  is amongst about 20 other countries rated at Level 3 by the US agency.

According to the CDC, all non-essential travel to this country should be avoided.

The agency’s  4-level system categorises destinations, including international destinations and United States Territories, into four levels.

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They are – Level 4: Very high level of COVID-19; Level 3: High level of COVID-19; Level 2: Moderate level of COVID-19 and Level 1: Low level of COVID-19.

“We acknowledge this placement given the recent spike in cases in country,” says Public Relations Manager of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), Geraine Georges.

“Saint Lucia is however recording less cases based on the data provided by the Health Authorities and we are optimistic that we will be back to the position of requiring no travel advisory as was previously the case,” Georges asserted.

According to Georges, Saint Lucia remains a destination of top choice to travelers and even amid the global pandemic her place on the international scale remains.

“As it stands, entry protocols remain the same, the number of registrations for entry per day has not dwindled and so we will continue to place strong emphasis on protocols especially within the tourism sector and like we have always noted, swift action will be taken to reinforce any known loopholes,” the SLTA official noted.

At the same time she pointed out that individual responsibility is imperative in protecting all and therefore adherence to protocols is key in the pursuit to overcoming this crisis.

Headline photo courtesy  engin akyurt

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