The United States updated its covid19 travel advisory on Tuesday, with travellers being advised not to travel to Trinidad and Tobago owing to restricted travel options implemented to curb the spread of the virus.
The advisory labelled TT as level four – do not travel.
It also advised travellers to exercise “increased caution due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.”
It said the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level two – exercise increased caution – travel health notice for TT due to covid19.
Also on the list as a level four is Barbados.
In a press conference addressing the nation on Thursday, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said she was disappointed at her country's placement on the advisory, as the country had seen significant improvements in the number of cases on the island.
“I found it difficult to believe that kind of strong advisory would be meted to us and many other countries across the world where there have been improvements on the part of those countries.”
Barbados recorded nine new cases on Thursday with an overall total of 3,806 cases to date and has vaccinated 71,350 people.
The advisory said, “The CDC has issued a level four travel health notice for Barbados due to covid19, indicating a very high level of covid19 in the country.”
Other level four countries on the list include Guyana, Jamaica, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Dominica was issued a level three – reconsider travel – advisory and Grenada, level 2.