Approximately seventy (70) properties have been certified and approved for operations in the first phase of the re-opening of the Tourism Industry in Antigua and Barbuda.
Certification continues in earnest and all tourism accommodations desirous of commencing business are asked to register immediately at the Ministry of Tourism Headquarters on Queen Elizabeth Highway.
Once registered, an email is sent to the property with an attachment of a 14-page Covid-19 Protocol Assessment Form. This form is the primary assessment tool used during schedule inspections. They are encouraged to review the document and contact us via email or telephone 468-4061/468-4003 to schedule an appointment when their property have achieved the requirements applicable to their operations.
The inspection team comprises of 3 members of the Ministry of Tourism’s Quality Assurance department alongside a representative from the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
After inspection, the property is notified within a 24-hour period via email whether they are successful and can commence bookings. The officially signed certificate will be presented at a subsequent date.
According to Ms. Shantia Weatherill of the Quality Assurance Unit, “tourism accommodations are encouraged to get registered to facilitate scheduling of inspections in a timely manner since only those properties that meet the Covid-19 protocols will be allowed to operate in this phase of the reopening”.
The first phase of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Industry Re-Opening process runs from June 4th to September 30th, 2020.
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