In a move out of the pandemic playbook of the D.R. and Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda has taken an aggressive vaccination push in the tourism sector. As it stands today, more than 60 percent of all tourism sector employees in the country now vaccinated.
Second dose vaccinations are now underway for more than 3,500 employees in the tourism sector in Antigua and Barbuda, with many other employees now also getting their first dose of the vaccine.
“Vaccination is still the only proven scientifically known way for us to get out of the clutches of this pandemic,” said Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Charles “Max” Fernandez. “Saving lives and livelihoods and allowing us to fully open our country for tourism. We are encouraged by the steadily increasing vaccination rate in the sector and will continue to support our industry partners however we can, to ensure employees are safe and the sector continues to see increased growth and a return to full employment.”
The country has also been buoyed by its recent CDC designation as a Level 1 destination — meaning it’s considered one of the safest destinations in the world.
Source: Caribbean Journal