Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, is set to lead a delegation to the United States and Canada to meet with tourism partners, amid concerns that a recent CDC travel advisory could negatively impact tourist arrivals to the country.

The CDC yesterday warned Americans not to travel Jamaica, placing the island on its very high warning list.

Minister Bartlett says he’ll be seeking to allay any concerns from international partners.

The CDC warning comes as Jamaica continues to grapple with the third wave of infections.

There have been more than 4-thousand new cases of COVID-19 reported on the island since the start of September.

The Minister says his Ministry is carefully monitoring the situation for any potential fall-off in tourist arrivals caused by the travel advisory.

Minister Bartlett is again emphasizing the safety of the country’s resilient corridor.

More than a million Americans have visited Jamaica since the onset of the pandemic.

He says Americans who have traveled to Jamaica during the pandemic have been satisfied with the efforts of tourism officials to ensure safety at the resorts.

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister.

He was speaking on Tuesday with Nationwide News.