As the Federation prepares for its full re-opening of its borders on October 31st 2020, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, during Tuesday’s “Leadership Matters” program, elaborated on a few protocols which have been implemented, as it relates to the CARICOM bubble.
CARICOM Heads of Government took a major step towards resuscitating the COVID-19 challenged Travel and Tourism sectors, with an agreement to institute a Travel Bubble among CARICOM Member States and Associate Members which meet the agreed criteria from Friday, September 18th, 2020.
It was agreed that initially, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be in the Bubble as they presently meet the criteria.
Other Member States and Associate Members will be allowed to participate when they meet the criteria, which include countries within the category ranging from those with no cases to those which had low, medium, high and very high risk with respect to the rate of positive cases over a 14-day period.
So far, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda, have started operating the CARICOM Travel Bubble.
Dr. Laws continued to explain the protocols: