US Tells Citizens To Reconsider Travel To SVG Due To COVID-19

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for  Saint Vincent due to COVID-19.

The ‘Level 3: Reconsider Travel’ notice asks Americans to avoid travel due to serious risks to safety and security.

The CDC report on St Vincent states:

CDC recommends travellers avoid all nonessential international travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Travellers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel, to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

COVID-19 risk in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is high.

If you get sick in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and need medical care, resources may be limited.

Check with the Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines or the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information page for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travellers, such as mandatory testing or quarantine.

Local policies at your destination may require you to be tested for COVID-19 before you are allowed to enter the country. If you test positive on arrival, you may be required to isolate for a period of time. You may even be prevented from returning to the United States, as scheduled. You might consider getting tested before your trip. If so, see Testing for COVID-19 webpage for more information.

It should be noted that the CDC has given the level 3 notice to the majority of countries in the world.

Some in the region, like The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, received a level 4 advisory urging Americans not to travel to such destinations.

What is the current situation?

COVID-19 risk in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is high. CDC recommends travellers avoid all nonessential international travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Some examples of essential travel may include travelling for humanitarian aid work, medical reasons, or family emergencies. Older adults, people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions, and others at increased risk for severe illness should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel, to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Plan ahead and learn more about Getting Health Care Abroad.

If you get sick with COVID-19 (or test positive for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms) while abroad, you may be isolated or not be permitted to return to the United States until you have recovered fully from your illness. If you get exposed to a person with COVID-19 while abroad, you may be quarantined or not be permitted to return to the United States until 14 days after your last exposure.

Level 1 – Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time.    

Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

Level 3 – Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

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