Covid-19 in the Caribbean: Delta Varient Spoils “Reopening Party”

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October 8. Although Covid-19 cases are declining considerably elsewhere in Latin America, some countries in the Caribbean are seeing a sudden surge in the number of new infections.

Barbados is seeing such a spike in new cases that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now warned against travel to the island.

Surprisingly, the pandemic is also wreaking havoc on the Cayman Islands, despite the fact that more than 84% of its adult residents are fully vaccinated.

Grenada reported more than 150 deaths during the month of September, largely due to the Delta variant. Jamaica is reporting seven Covid-19-related deaths on average every week, with the total number of fatalities inching towards the 2000 mark.

But a large majority of countries in the Caribbean have reopened to international tourism, with protocols in place to keep the virus at bay. Some of them are even attracting digital nomads with fabulous remote-working programs.

Some island nations don’t even require you to wear masks if you are an American and fully vaccinated. However, most of them insist that you provide proof of a Covid-19 negative test result received 72 hours prior to your arrival there.

Source: Nearshore Americas

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