CDC Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 in Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean and Bermuda in the Atlantic were added on Monday to the “very high” risk category of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s regularly updated list of travel advisories.
The South American country of Guyana was the other new entry in the “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” category.
People should avoid traveling to locations designated with a “Level 4” notice, the CDC recommends. Anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first, the agency advises.
Nearly 90 destinations are now listed in the highest risk category. Destinations that fall into the “Covid-19 Very High” Level 4 category have had more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days, according to CDC criteria.
The three new destinations added to Level 4 on September 20 are:
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Bermuda
• Guyana
They were all listed last week in the Level 3 category. The Level 3 category applies to destinations that have had between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 28 days.
The CDC’s travel notices range from Level 1 (“low”) to Level 4 (“very high”).

The CDC has advised Americans to avoid travel to Antigua and Barbuda.

The CDC issued the following guidance on Monday.

Key Information for Travelers to Antigua and Barbuda

  • Avoid travel to Antigua and Barbuda.
  • If you must travel to Antigua and Barbuda, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.
  • Because of the current situation in Antigua and Barbuda, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.
  • See recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers.
  • See recommendations for unvaccinated travelers.
  • Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in Antigua and Barbuda, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.

Information for people who recently recovered from COVID-19

If you recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the last 3 months, follow all requirements and recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers except you do NOT need to get a test 3-5 days after travel unless you are symptomatic. People can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to others.

More Considerations

If traveling by air, check if your airline requires any health information, test results, or other documents. Check with your destination’s Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information page for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers. Follow any entry requirements or restrictions at your destination which might include testing, quarantine, and providing contact information. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States. If you test positive on arrival, you might be required to isolate. You might be prevented from returning to the United States as scheduled.

If you get sick, you might need medical care. Plan ahead and learn more about Getting Health Care During Travel. You might not be permitted to return to the United States until you can end isolation. If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 during travel, you might be quarantined and not be permitted to return to the United States until your quarantine is lifted.

Clinician Information

Clinicians should obtain a detailed travel history for patients with symptoms of COVID-19 infection. If you suspect that a traveler has COVID-19, see Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for information on evaluating, reporting, clinical care guidance, and infection control.

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17 COMMENTS

    • He just keep the borders wide open.

      They never implemented any real protocols for tourists.

      And they never implemented random testing of the population or a proper contact tracing system.

      and the truth is many AUA students would have been happy to volunteer as contact tracers and community educators — a huge resource which was never used

      • Hey, to my memory they have been requiring negative PCR test since the airport reopen, and most of the tourists have been vaccinated. If they can’t beat this thing under those conditions then what can they do really?

  1. How can anyone blame a government that has tried their hardest to convince a population to vaccinate. Politics have no place when lives are been lost to Covid 19.

    • First of all, there is not one highly vaccinated country that has defeated COVID. Most of them are having their worse outbreaks since vaccination began.

      So I don’t see how vaccinating every man, woman and child is going to somehow magically work better in Antigua.

      Secondly, on June 1, 2020 there were ZERO cases of COVID in Antigua and this government recklessly without regard to the cost of human life reopened the borders with absolutely no real protocols in place.

      • Seem like the only number that’s decreasing is the number of ‘unvaccinated’ people. Wonder if that could be the problem…

      • Last time I checked only a small number of countries have reached herd immunity, United Arab Emirates been one of them.

      • Yea but it’s the easiest to apply. Just go to parliament and make a law, then pass out some cards that say people can keep their jobs. That’s what they do in the developed countries and look how well they’re doing!!! You think the government have the time to mount a real public awareness campaign about strong immune systems, natural remedies and drugs which have been safely used for 40 years?

    • More lives are randomly being taken by the vaccine also. And has everyone forgotten that it’s experimental or they just don’t care? As lot of you don’t know or maybe is being deliberately ignorant, you can still catch, transmit it, be hospitalized and die whether vaccinated or not but you are 13 times LESS likely to catch it if you are UNVACCINATED. DO YOUR RESEARCH.

  2. I doubt the CDC Health Risk Level will deter the fully vaccinated tourists visiting A&B.
    Our risk is now equivalent, or far less than, many areas of the mainland states.
    Also, USA following our lead and only fully vaccinated visitors permitted from November.
    (Hope A&B people planning to go see family get vaccinated not vex!)

  3. “Because of the current situation in Antigua and Barbuda, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.”

    Explain to me what about the “current situation” makes the “vaccine” not do the very thing it was invented to do?

    • And they do not stop the spread of this virus

      The reliance on these vaccines to end the pandemic is foolhardy

  4. Good to see they are beginning to recognise natural immunity…. and variants don’t change that either. Even people who have only had SARS 1 are resistant to (SARS 2) COVID-19.

  5. When you buy more than one lottery ticket does that make you more or less likely to win? More likely of course! Those of you who think u get way because u take the shot and have no side-effects, when they call u back for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd booster shots (and they will), won’t that make you more likely to win the COVID lottery?

    • Exactly. Time longer than rope. And Israel is looking to give their 4th round of vaccines and if you don’t take it they will be considered unvaccinated despite taking it 3 times before. This shit is crazy. And they still gonna have to take MULTIPLE BOOSTER. No sense at all. And some vaccines arent recognized worldwide so you will be considered unvaccinated in some places.

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