Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Barbados deems countries with over 10,000 COVID-19 cases as high-risk

According to Barbados' revised protocols for the health and safety of the tourism sector, countries have been categorized as high, medium, and low risk depending on the number of COVID-19 cases, country population, deaths, and testing levels. 

High-risk countries

These are countries with more than 10,000 new cases in seven prior days and community transmission. Countries that fall under this category include the USA, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia, and India. 

Passengers arriving in Barbados from high-risk countries with a negative PCR test will be quarantined for seven consecutive days at an approved facility and must undergo a second PCR test at the end of the seven-day period. 

Medium-risk countries

These are countries with 101 to 10,000 new cases in seven prior days and evidence of community transmission. Canada, Argentina, Ecuador, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, South Korea, and the Dominican Republic are in this grouping. 

Low-risk countries

These are countries with less than 100 new cases in seven prior days and no evidence of community transmission. 

The CARICOM member states as well as Iceland, New Zealand, Australia, China, and Norway are in this group. 

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