COVID-19 and Saba
About Covid-19 on Saba
We have had strict entry measures at our borders to prevent the SARS-CoV2 (Coronavirus) introduction and circulation on Saba.
This containment strategy has allowed for life on Saba to continue as normal as possible until the population could get vaccinated.
After a successful vaccination campaign, we will now enter a new phase, adopting a mitigation strategy of May 1st, 2021. With this comes a measured risk of the introduction of Covid-19 to Saba.
General Covid-19 Guidelines
Wash hands regularly with soap and water or uses an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Stay at home when experiencing flu-like symptoms.
If you develop flu-like symptoms, contact the Saba Healthcare Foundation at (+599)-416-3288
For any Covid-19 related questions, contact the Public Health Department at (+599)-416-6013
Reopening of Saba
The re-opening of Saba remains a phased approach and is continuously monitored by the Outbreak Management Team (OMT).
The situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic remains fluid, and the Island Government of the Public Entity Saba reserves the right to change any conditions at all times when the circumstances require such.
As of May 1st, Saba enters a new phase! Quarantine requirements were reduced from 10 to 5 days, based on the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM). Vaccinated travelers, no quarantine.
With more than 85% of the adult population vaccinated, as of May 1st, anyone traveling to the island from high-risk areas that are fully vaccinated does not have to quarantine. Non-vaccinated persons traveling from high-risk areas must quarantine for 5 days.
Persons under the age of 18 traveling from high-risk areas do not have to quarantine but will have to stay out of school, daycare, afterschool care, and other social activities 5 days after arrival.
Covid-19 Measures on Saba
In managing and mitigating the risk of Covid-19 on Saba, there are 5 evolving levels of awareness. Activation of each level is dependant on the situation on Saba, the region, and the evolving Covid-19 strains. Saba is now at Level 1!