The Antigua & Barbuda Lodges and Tourism Affiliation has known as on the federal government to mandate that only entirely vaccinated tourists be authorized to enter for stayover vacations, due to a rise in Covid-19 infections in the nation.
Vernon Jeffers, executive chairman, claimed, “Our concentration is squarely on the security of our staff members, their people and the sustainability of the sector. The hospitality field has taken a extreme strike from the Covid-19 pandemic and, for the immediate future, the pandemic will proceed to induce uncertainty in occupancy ranges and sustained employment. We are in a challenging period contacting for some rough but vital conclusions to be built.”
The affiliation is proposing that the vaccination mandate for arriving passengers 12 decades and around just take impact Oct. 1, which would enable adequate discover of any improvements to the present-day journey rules.
At the moment all tourists must present a adverse PCR test end result taken within just seven times of arrival.
The vaccine proposal by the association also calls for a unfavorable PCR or rapid antigen test result, but inside inside of a few days of travel, for all vaccinated travelers.
If the govt does simply call for a vaccine mandate, Antigua and Barbuda will be part of several other Caribbean nations around the world that restrict entry only to thoroughly vaccinated travelers, which includes Anguilla, Grenada, St. Barts, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos (effective Sept. 1) and Trinidad and Tobago.