A woman who was allowed to board a flight from the United States without a negative covid-19 test has tested positive for the coronavirus on arrival into Antigua & Barbuda.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the returning national asserted her right to travel to the country as a citizen and the airline allowed her to board even though she did not have a negative covid-19 test.
Browne disclosed on Pointe FM that the woman came to Antigua this weekend for the Carnival Holidays but tested positive after being processed locally.
He said the woman who is also a U.S citizen was able to force the airline officials to place her on the flight without the test.
The Prime Minister says he has warned the airlines that under no circumstances should passengers be allowed to travel to Antigua & Barbuda without a negative test.
He said it is for this reason that British Airways which returned here today may not have been full as earlier reported.