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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently moved the Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Barthélemy, and Turks and Caicos to the lowest risk COVID-19 travel advisory, Level 1 (cnn.com). Caribbean destinations already in the lowest risk category include Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sint Eustatius, and the Cayman Islands (cnn.com).
The CDC has four COVID-19 threat levels. The CDC advises getting vaccinated at each level, but its guidance varies by how severe the pandemic is in each country (cnn.com).
CDC's Four-Level System
Level 4: Very high level of COVID-19
Level 3: High level of COVID-19
Level 2: Moderate level of COVID-19
Level 1: Low level of COVID-19
According to the CDC, in determining a country's risk level, the primary criteria are:
Destinations with Populations over 100,000
Destinations with Populations of 100,000 or Fewer
As a tourism-dependent region, Caribbean countries continue to make strides in keeping their COVID-19 numbers down and their nations as safe as possible for visitors and residents.