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Most of the Caribbean is under a high level travel warning, but islands still want visitors

Just a few are at the two lowest levels, including the Dominican Republic and Cayman Islands (AP)

Just a few are at the two lowest levels, including the Dominican Republic and Cayman Islands (AP)

As winter approaches and travellers start dreaming of warm weather, the Caribbean beckons. But 19 months into the pandemic, much of the region is struggling with the delta variant surge and insufficient access to the coronavirus vaccine.

Late last month, the Pan American Health Organization warned that health systems in some Eastern Caribbean islands were becoming overwhelmed with the increase of cases and shortages of workers and supplies.

The majority of destinations in the Caribbean — as well as Bermuda and the Bahamas

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U.S. Officials Tell Americans to Avoid Jamaica in Latest Travel Warning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added three more countries to its highest advisory level, including the popular beach destination of Jamaica, warning Americans not to travel there.

The agency, which updates its travel advisory each week, raised Jamaica to a “Level 4,” indicating a “very high level” of COVID-19 transmission in the country and telling American tourists to “avoid travel” to the island. U.S. travelers are also advised by the State Department to not travel to Jamaica due to COVID-19.

For its part, Jamaica welcomes U.S. tourists with proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Travelers

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CDC Updates Travel Advisory, Adding Puerto Rico and More to Highest Warning Level

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against traveling to United States territories Puerto Rico and Guam, and other destinations around the world due to an increase in coronavirus cases.

The agency on Monday raised the U.S. territories to a “Level 4,” indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission on the islands. The CDC didn’t explicitly advise Americans to avoid going to the territories, but noted that those who do travel to Puerto Rico or Guam should make sure they are fully vaccinated.

Puerto Rico is currently seeing a 10-14.9% test positivity rate on a 7-day average, while

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U.S. Adds Bahamas and 5 More Destinations to Highest COVID-19 Travel Warning Level

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised six more destinations to its highest travel warning level on Monday, including popular vacation hotspot the Bahamas.

The agency raised the Bahamas to a “Level 4,” warning travelers they should avoid heading to the island nation, especially if they are unvaccinated. Destinations are classified as a “Level 4” if there are 500 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.

Similarly, the Department of State issued a travel advisory on Monday mirroring the CDC’s message.

“Because of the current situation in the Bahamas, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading

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