Private Jets Must Now Use Main Airport Terminal, All Sea Vessels Dock At Nevis Street Pier

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VC Bird International airport

The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment wishes to advise that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has consolidated border control to ensure single access at both seaport and the airport in order to intensify the screening process for COVID-19.

All private and commercial flights entering the V.C. Bird International Airport will utilize one entry processing point. Private jets that typically land at Runway 10 are now required to present at V.C. Bird International for screening and clearance. All sea vessels, including pleasure crafts, will be processed at the Nevis Street Pier. Clearance will be facilitated at the said pier between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Health Ministry also wishes to advise the public that the human resource capacity of the healthcare system will be bolstered with the addition of thirty-one (31) health care workers from Cuba. The Cuban team of six (6) doctors and twenty (25) nurses is expected to arrive on the island next week.

The deployment of Cuban medical professionals follows a request from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to help the country enhance its response to COVID-19. These health care providers are specifically trained in disease infection and control. The support of the government of Cuba, reflects the long standing solidarity that exists between both countries.

To date, Antigua and Barbuda has recorded one confirmed case of COVID-19. The patient is recovering well and remains in isolation.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks to the People and Government of Cuba for their internationalist solidarity. This is socialism at its best. God bless Cuba and Antigua in this difficult time. Thank you comrades all.

  2. Very good to hear. Always best to be prepared ahead of time before its too late. Other countries biggest problem is hospitals getting overwhelmed by so many new corona patients on top of the existing patients. Adding more doctors and nurses will really help. I don’t think it will get bad here but if it does we are prepared. Thank you to Cuba and all the doctors and nurses.

  3. Only in time of trouble you find out who your real friends are. We have seen it time and time again after we have been hit by hurricanes. The countries that always come to our aid without strings attached are Cuba, Venezuela and China.
    The USA has become very selfish in everything they do. Despite they know that the Caribbean Islands are almost 100% dependent on them. Unless we do not beg for something we are not getting it. And if we do there are strings attached. They just lock down the entire tourism industry to the Caribbean without any consultation to see how we will deal with this fallout of revenue. We just have to figure it out all by ourselves. When will the Caribbean wake up and remove their dependent from the USA. Maybe this will be a teachable momemnt. Maybe

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