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Jun 25, 2020

Mandatory Quarantine to be Foot at Visitor’s Expense

Karen Bevans

It is not expected that a flood of visitors will be arriving in the months ahead, particularly because we are presently in the low season for overnight and cruise arrivals.  That lull, according to PM Barrow, will allow for a fine-tuning of the measures to be put in place.  For visitors who test positive upon arrival, a fourteen-day quarantine is mandatory and that bill will be covered by the tourist.  A negative test, says the Director of Tourism, does not exempt a visitor from random PCR testing.

 

Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism

“Passengers who test positive using the rapid test must immediately enter quarantine for a minimum of fourteen days at the passenger’s expense.  Passengers with a negative result from the rapid test will be allowed entry but can also be randomly selected and swabbed for a COVID PCR test, depending on the results of their health screening or the symptoms of illness displayed. Our Immigration and Customs flow: As soon as passengers receive health clearance they are allowed to proceed to the arrival hall for immigration and customs.  Floor markers are being placed to ensure that social distancing is observed while in the immigration line.  All luggage will be sanitized after being removed from the plane and then placed on the carousel.  Passengers will then be able to pick up their bags and place it on our new luggage scanners that are being procured to minimize contact between passenger and our customs officers. Our airport health and safety protocols: In addition to the health and safety protocols now being implemented for arriving passengers, the airport is also implementing other cleaning and sanitization protocols to ensure high standards of cleanliness and proper hygiene are maintained throughout the airport terminal building.  A few of these protocols include increased cleaning and sanitizing of the terminal building, especially high-touched surfaces.”


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