Arts & Culture

Red Flags For Traveling

More than 4.6 million U.S. Citizens traveled to the Caribbean from January to September of 2021 according to the federal data. Yesterday the CDC listed fifteen countries and territories as a Level 4 risk for Covid-19. The likelihood of catching Covid-19 or a variant is high. The countries added to the high risk list include: Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates and 5 Caribbean destinations. Whether you are looking to travel for spring break or returning home you want to be prepared.

All fifteen of these destinations have been issued Level 4 advisories which are problematic for staying healthy and safe. The Arubian government has issued an official statement advising not to come due to the level of high Covid cases. You should research the countries protocols and restrictions. It is best to be informed so you don’t put yourself in a nightmare situation where you cannot return home.

 The CDC has stated, “even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID 19 variants.” While the list is more than 100 destinations to receive the agency’s high level warning the following countries have been added to the list include;

South/ Central America:

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  • Colombia
  • Peru


  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Dominican Republic
  • Guadeloupe
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin


  • Romania


  • Fiji
  • Mongolia


  • Kuwait
  • Niger
  • Tunisia

This surpasses the number of U.S. visitors to any other overseas region, including all of Europe. Spring break is coming up so travel plans are being talked about. As mentioned above, make sure you know all the restrictions and protocols when traveling. You don’t want to end up in a sticky situation where you can’t come home. Stay safe, and happy travels!

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