UK GREEN LIST CLASSIFICATION EXPECTED TO GIVE LOCAL TOURISM A BOOST, OFFICIALS SAY
Consideration has been given by the United Kingdom to placing Antigua and Barbuda on its Green List for international travel.
This country has been on the UK’s red list for some time, and was given that classification after local COVID-19 cases skyrocketed earlier this year.
Grant Shapps, the UK’s Transport Secretary, says Antigua and Barbuda, along with 15 other countries and territories, should be placed on the Green List for international travel effective June 30.UK officials say that those people entering from Green-listed countries will not have to be quarantined.
Meanwhile, Tourism officials here say this revised listing is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the recovery efforts.
This recent news comes on the heels of a Category One, or low-risk, designation by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention for international travel.