Humanitarianresponse Logo

Caribbean: Regional COVID-19 Public Health Considerations for Reopening of Borders and Resuming Travel in the CARICOM Region

The novel coronavirus (COVID 19) disease was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The global spread of COVID-19, propelled by travel, is threatening the health security of the CARICOM Region, whilst at the same time disrupting tourism and reducing revenues in CARICOM economies. In addition to the increased risk to COVID-19 due to travel, the porous borders and interconnectedness of the CARICOM Member States (MS) provide opportunities for ease of disease spread and transnational organised crime. In this regard, the Region remains vulnerable to transboundary disease spread crime and insecurity. 

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
Caribbean Community Secretariat
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
28 Jul 2020
Document type: 
Guidelines