SVG Among Nations You Can Safely Travel To Once Vaccinated

After more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an official statement many of us have been longing to hear: vaccinated people can safely engage in many activities.

St Vincent and the Grenadines are among many Caribbean destinations—including JamaicaSt. Kitts and NevisSt. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dominica—will permit U.S. travellers with a negative result from a lab-issued COVID-19 PCR test that’s no more than 72 hours old upon arrival.

The Dominican Republic no longer requires U.S. visitors to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result on arrival.

Last Friday, some 1.357 million people passed through U.S. airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration. It was the highest single-day tally since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic in March 2020.

Travel will become safer for those who have been inoculated and have built up COVID-19 antibodies. “As a vaccinated traveler, you are almost 100 percent protected from severe disease if exposed to SARS-CoV-2,” says Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor and professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

Early studies show that vaccines are preventing viral transmission too, meaning vaccinated people are unlikely to spread COVID-19. But until that’s confirmed—results of several clinical trials are expected by fall—you’ll need to maintain the usual virus-transmitting precautions.

Vaccine passports are in the works for citizens of countries including Iceland, Poland, and Portugal, as are electronic travel passes from organizations like the World Economic Forum and the International Air Transport Assocition.

The CDC hasn’t yet implemented such a program, which could be riddled with practical and ethical issues.

A certification indicating you are vaccinated would be easy to forge and creating a group of vaccinated people who can travel while others can’t seem elitist.

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  1. Look people…
    Is this a ‘card on the table”?

    If, let’s say that a Vincentian living in the diaspora wants to travel back and forth to our little island here, correct me if I am wrong, he/she has to get an electronic passport (Vaccine). He/she will not be able to buy or sell if they don’t have such a passport. Is this a proposal? By whom again? Sounds like something from the Bible? Who makes up the CDC? What is their agenda for proposing such Vaccine passport?

    Is there some kind of an agenda/guidance towards a new world order within the World Economic Forum? Who stands to benefit? Why?

    By the way, why aren’t we as a people engaged in vigorous discussions on issues that touch and concern bread and butter issues for us? Where are our economists who may wish to shed light of these issues? What are the long term concerns for small island developing states within the Caribbean?

    Yes it is as much about Vincentian lives and livelihood as it is as much about those of our Caribbean neighbours.

    It vex me eh…

    We need to discuss these issues and so many others that will affect our nations.