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Not surprising says Seiveright as CDC moves Jamaica into ‘high risk’ group for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its COVID-19 risk assessment level for Jamaica, moving the country from level 3 to 4.

The new level 4 classification means that Jamaica is considered a “very high risk” COVID-19 destination, with Americans urged to avoid travel.

However, Senior Advisor and Strategist in the Ministry of  Tourism,  Delano Seiveright, seems unfazed by the latest development noting that tourists consider other factors when making choices about the destinations they choose to visit.

“This comes as no surprise and is in line with most countries globally. Nevertheless, Jamaica is widely regarded as a safe destination. We have firm Covid19 health and safety protocols including a strict Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett developed Resilient Corridor which received formal recognition from the prestigious World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) with its ‘Safe Travels’ stamp,” Seiveright said.

“Our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols and our north and south coast resilient corridors have allowed us to balance the reopening of borders to tourism, while also maintaining safety for tourism workers, residents and visitors.”, Seiveright added.

Seiveright further noted that most countries across the globe are listed at Level 4 including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Cuba, the Bahamas, Antigua, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad & Tobago and the Dominican Republic.


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