Prime Minister Gaston Browne has sought to clarify a new measure for passengers arriving in Antigua and Barbuda.
Browne says the second COVID-19 PCR test announced last week is optional and applies to only fully vaccinated people.
He says fully vaccinated people have the option to take a second COVID-19 test on arrival if they don’t want to quarantine for seven days.
The COVID-19 test on arrival will be in addition to the test that the traveller must take at least 72-hours before arriving in the country.
Browne said the initial release on the issue may have been confusing.
He announced on Pointe FM that the 7-day quarantine requirement remains in place but those fully vaccinated people who don’t want to quarantine for seven days can pay for a second COVID test.
Browne said the test is EC$ 150.
Those who opt for the second test will only be in quarantine while they await their test results, no longer than 48-hours.
He also clarified that tourists staying at bio-secure hotels will proceed to their hotel as normal once they have a negative PCR test.
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