Caribbean travel will never be the same following the arrival of Covid19.
However, in a bid to restore confidence in travelers, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) today officially launched the Caribbean Travelers Health Assurance Stamp for “Healthier Safer Tourism’ and the Travelers Health Mobile App.
Dr. Lisa Indar, Assistant Director of CARPHA’s Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control Division, explained that the coronavirus demonstrated the devastating health, economic and social impacts that health threats can have on tourism and our economy.
Recognising that the health of the region is closely related to the health of travel and the tourism industry, CARPHA established this novel innovative, multi-sectoral, multi-faceted regional tourism and health program.
She said CARPHA is eager to get the world traveling back to the Caribbean and the release of this app and Travellers Assurance Stamp will provide the solution.
The Caribbean Travelers Health Assurance stamp for Healthier Safer Tourism (HST) is a measurable and verifiable recognition award for tourism entities and destinations that are implementing the recommended proactive COVID-19 health monitoring and safety measures.
The Caribbean Traveler’s Health Mobile App provides travel health information by each Caribbean destination (inclusive of vaccination requirements, health care facilities, accommodations listings), health alerts of current public health issues, COVID-19 proactive/prevention measures, and travel requirements by country (testing, health screening, pre-approval, and tracking). It links directly to CARPHA’s COVID-19 situation reports, guidelines, and the THP. The app also identifies accommodations and other hospitality facilities within a destination that have been awarded the Caribbean Travelers Health Assurance stamp.