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Dominica, Jamaica, St Lucia on standby for UK’s red list

…Montserrat, Turks and Caicos risk falling on amber list

As coronavirus (COVID-19)cases continue to rise in Dominica, Jamaica and St Lucia, iTV has reported that the three Caribbean countries are at risk of landing on the United Kingdom’s red list, according to travel expert Paul Charles.

Up to yesterday, Jamaica recorded 879 new cases, 14 deaths with 607 people hospitalised and a positivity rate of 43.9 per cent. In St Lucia, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19 from 181 samples taken on Sunday, taking the country’s total to 1,428.

The Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Both Jamaica and St Lucia are on the UK’s amber list, which means that visitors from that country must take a COVID-19 test three days before returning home and upon arrival. Dominica, on the other, hand is on the UK’s green list.

Should the UK place the three countries on its red list, visitors to Dominica, Jamaica and St Lucia will have to pay over £2,000 for an 11-day mandatory quarantine in a hotel on their return to the UK.

St Lucia (Photo: Corinne Kutz/Unsplash)

According to the iTV report, both Turks and Caicos and Montserrat are at risk of demotion to the amber list.