The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given Antigua and Barbuda a Level 2 Travel Health Notice rating on its recent advisory.
The country’s COVID-19 infections have been on an increase since July, coinciding with an influx of tourists.
In its August 16 publication, the CDC says that US travelers should exercise increased caution if travelling to Antigua and Barbuda due to the prevalence of the disease. The new rating indicates a moderate level of infections in this country.
However, it says that the risk of contracting the virus and developing severe symptoms may be lower if persons are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine.
Meanwhile, in a June 14 article, the CDC had reported that Antigua and Barbuda was among the world’s safest destinations.
Back then, the article published in the Caribbean Journal had indicated that “Antigua and Barbuda has continued its model tourism reopening with a new designation by the US CDC as a ‘low-risk’ destination.”
The country had been moved to Level 1, the lowest risk level, before the cases began to increase.