CDC Lists U.S. Virgin Islands As A ‘Level 3’ Destination, Where Risk of Getting COVID-19 Is ‘High, Very High’
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Six countries in the Eastern Caribbean have been deemed as safe for citizens from the United States to travel to— and the U.S. Virgin Islands is not one of them.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated the territory as a “level three” destination, which means that it considers the risk of contracting COVID-19 here “high, very high.”
Other Caribbean islands listed as level 3 include: the British Virgin Islands, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks & Caicos Islands.
For these countries, the CDC urges travelers to “avoid” and consider postponing non-essential travel.
The six countries that the CDC posted no coronavirus travel warning for: Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia. It considers the risk of contracting COVID-19 in these countries as “very low”
The U.S. regularly issues travel warnings and alerts against countries because of widespread violence and natural disasters.
But this doesn’t mean that persons are banned from visiting any country flagged by the US.
Due to the pandemic, almost all countries have been placed on the CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.