The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has moved Jamaica down from Level 4 to Level 3 in its COVID-19 travel advisory to citizens.
The update was made yesterday.
A Level 4 ranking is deemed as a country with a very high level of COVID-19 and persons should avoid travel to the destination.
A Level 3 country is classified as having a high level of COVID-19 and travellers are to make sure that they are fully vaccinated before travel.
Unvaccinated travellers should avoid nonessential travel to these destinations.
Reacting to the development, tourism minister Edmund Bartlett said this is welcomed news.
“This is a very positive development. I want to commend our health authorities and the people of Jamaica for working to bring down the rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations, which augurs well for our risk assessment rankings. Beyond that, the Resilient Corridor remains a very safe space for visitors and workers…