The Commonwealth of Dominica ranks third highest in the Eastern Caribbean for Covid-19 vaccine administration. As of 11 July, the nation takes eighth place in Latin America for the number of doses per 100 people dispensed.
During a recent press conference, Dominica's National Epidemiologist Dr Shalauddin Ahmed stated that 27 per cent of the population have recieved their jabs and that no coronavirus-related deaths were reported throughout the pandemic. Other officials said that the government is trying every possible aspect to improve travel for vaccinated people. Now, fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to quarantine if they are negative for Covid-19 following their on-arrival rapid antigen testing.
New hospitals make healthcare system more stable
Along with its high vaccination rates, Dominica also champions a stable and robust healthcare system. In the last four years alone, three healthcare centres and six hospitals have been repaired following a 2017 hurricane through the country's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme's funds. CBI revenue has also helped build the soon to open Marigot Hospital, which has a capacity of 75 beds and a wide range of necessary services and modern state-of-the-art facilities.
However, a recent report showed that Caribbean countries are losing billions of dollars per year through laws that discriminate against LGBTQ+ people, including in the tourism sector.