CARPHA: The Decision to Impose Travel Entry Requirements Belongs to the National Authorities

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CARPHA-Executive-Director-Dr-Joy-St-John

Countries across the world, including the Caribbean, are rolling out more stringent measures for travellers, including additional testing and even travel bans, as part of their plan to combat the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron. 

In light of this, CARPHA Executive Director, Dr. Joy St. John contends, “The decision to impose entry requirements belongs to the national authorities”. 

Dr. St. John adds that there are serious considerations to be made, “It should be based on the country’s capacities for border surveillance, community surveillance, testing capacity and the ability of the health services to cope with mild, moderate and severe COVID-19 infection and the long-lasting effects”.

 Recent news reports indicate that Omicron has been detected in more than 40 countries.  CARPHA acknowledges that the Omicron variant has been rapidly spreading to countries and within these countries. 

There is also concern about the suggested ability of an individual to contract Omicron repeatedly.

Dr. St. John explains that it is still unclear as to whether Omicron can cause significant levels of severe disease, or if similarly to other variants, it is more likely to cause severe disease in persons with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension and their risk factors, including obesity and cigarette smoking.

 CARPHA has noted that the United States (US), the United Kingdom and Canada, which are important source markets for regional tourism, have all made viral testing mandatory for travel into their countries, with the US stipulating that the test result cannot be obtained longer than 24 hours before travel.

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8 COMMENTS

    • God help those who help themselves. Go and have a vaccine conversation with real knowledgeable doctors and not the fake ones from Brixtonian, Helltonian or wherever. A US Citizen has to show proof of vaccination, and Bill and Melinda Gates are not offering monies.

      • I’m only counteracting the propaganda that’s being put out, because all that the other medical experts want is their voices to be heard, and a BALANCED DEBATE with the PRO-VACCINE experts, so that the pros and cons of being vaccinated is being HEARD BY THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

        … AND STOP SHOOTING THE MESSENGER, AND LOOK MORE IN DEPTH FOR YOURSELF GEORGE!

      • … Oh, and by the way, Bill Gates has handed out money to corporations to push his programmes/mandates. His foundation has given $319 million dollars to many media outlets – WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THERE’S NEVER ANY BALANCED REPORTING IN THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA?

        Bill Gate is also purchasing large amounts of land at an alarming rate, do you think he is doing it out of the goodness of his heart? or to try and control what we buy and eat in the future? – WAKE UP GEORGE!!!

  1. Oh dear, oh dear … oh dear! Dr Joy St John was once on the board of the World Health Organisation (WHO); and guess who are one of the major contributors to the WHO?

    THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, ONE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS/BACKERS BEHIND MANDATING THE VACCINES AROUND THE WORLD – JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL FOLKS!

    WAS THIS PLANDEMIC EVER ABOUT OUR HEALTH? TAL!!!

    • The PLANdemic traces its roots back to the war that started in heaven and spilled into the cosmos. It is a spiritual battle with eternal cnsequences.

      For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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