US CDC: Antigua and Barbuda among world’s safest destinations


Antigua and Barbuda has continued its model tourism reopening with a new designation by the US CDC as a “low-risk” destination.

Antigua and Barbuda has been moved to Level 1, the lowest risk level, in the most recent travel advisory by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In other words, it’s one of the safest destinations in the world right now.

Level 1 countries include those like Australia and New Zealand — countries that have reported fewer than 50 cases in the last days.

“We are delighted that Americans can have confidence in traveling to our shores,” said The Charles “Max” Fernandez, Minister of Tourism & Investment.  “We have worked very hard to ensure the safety of our people and our visitors and this has paid off in lower numbers of COVID infections and reduced impact on our economy. This latest announcement by the CDC is an endorsement of everything we have done.”

Antigua was among the first Caribbean destinations to reopen for tourism when it did so at the beginning of June 2020.

Since then, it’s embarked on an exemplary tourism reopening.

“There is every indication that this is another step towards a full recovery,” Fernandez said.  “We want to ensure that we move forward enthusiastically but with all necessary care to ensure that we do this right.”

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  1. As they say, when things go bad, they blame the government and speak all ill about them. But when this are going well, they run and hide and have nothing to say.

  2. Good news on the CDC rating.
    Now we can’t afford to get lax with protocols etc. because CDC just as quickly will put us up a few notches if infection rate increases.
    Ideally no carnival & no election this year.
    Let’s keep our heads down, enjoy our islands, welcome travelers and get the economy moving a little.

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