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Prime Minister Skerrit condemns US travel advisory issued for Dominica

The United States Department of State issued the advisory for Dominica and other Caribbean islands, including Barbados, on Thursday.

The advisory urged US citizens to reconsider travel to Dominica due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions and to exercise increased caution due to civil unrest.

It said travelers to Dominica may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions due to COVID-19.

Speaking on his Anou Palay programme on Sunday, Mr. Skerrit said the US move was unnecessary and his Government had written to the State Department on the matter.

The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday.

The number means the country holds about a quarter of global cases of the virus and also tops the list with the most reported deaths in the world.

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  1. Point

    August 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    No need for to respond to this. The US regularly issues travel advisories to its citizens, when the roads were blocked in salisbury the US government issued a travel advisory. The advisory is not specific to Dominica it is global with the US moving from a level 4 to a level 3. Why should the PM concern himself with this non issue? Truth be told this advisory helps Dominica and the other islands as it reduces the number of people comining from the most virus infected area on planet earth. Hope the PM had second thoughts about writing to the state department.

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