With a record-high 57 positive COVID-19 cases being recorded in one day, the mountainous battle to flatten curve continues to thwack health officials.
Now, its the turn of tourism professionals to navigate and wade out of the unwanted territory. The Centre for Diseases and Control has placed Saint Lucia at the highest-level advisory, Level 4, warning travellers from the United States of America and other countries who use the website’s advice for guidance that all travel to Saint Lucia should be avoided.
A Level 4 rating suggests that travelling to the destination may increase the travellers chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. In an effort reduce introduction and spread of new variants of SARS-CoV-2, CDC recently issued an Order effective January 26, 2021, requiring all air passengers arriving in the US from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 infection no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
The island is currently experiencing massive spikes in COVID-19 infections that has taken the tally to well over the 700 mark as of Tuesday, January 19, 2021 . Currently, there are a total of 316 patients in isolation with one patient requiring critical care.