Will the Regional “Travel Bubble” be reinstated, once 70% herd immunity is reached in St. Kitts and Nevis to accommodate regional tourist to the federation?
This question was issued to the panel at the “Leadership Matters” Virtual Forum held on March 30th 2021 by General Manager of Belmont farm, Kittitian Hill, Mr. Christopher Eastmond.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, gave this response:
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws.
The CARICOM Travel Bubble first went into effect on Friday September 18th 2020, in keeping with a decision made at a Special Emergency CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting held the week prior.
Participating countries included Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
However due to inconsistencies in countries listed as “low risk” from contracting COVID-19 and the eligibility of them being a part of the Travel Bubble, St. Kitts and Nevis opt out, out of an abundance of caution in November 2020.