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It’s official: First Caribbean islands to reopen to tourists in June

It's official: First Caribbean islands to reopen to tourists in June

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Parts of the Caribbean have decided to begin to reopen tentatively to international tourism.

It looks like the first countries to do so, in early June, will be St Lucia, famed for its volcanic Pitons, and Antigua, known for its many fine beaches.

The islands appear to have managed to contain the coronavirus well. St Lucia has had just 18 cases and no deaths, and Antigua 25 cases and three fatalities.

It’s not difficult to understand why St Lucia and Antigua are eager to take the risk of starting to welcome holidaymakers again to their tropical shores. Both islands are hugely dependent on tourism: the industry accounts for 65 per cent of GDP on St Lucia and 70 per cent of Antigua.

Source: The Telegraph

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