CMO Says The Tourism Sector Has The Support Of The COVID 19 Taskforce

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 16th 2021 (ZIZ News)  Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws says the Tourism Sector has her support and that of the National Covid 19 Taskforce as it relates to the reopening of the country in October and the return of cruise ships in June.

Dr. Laws was responding to a question posed at the Tourism Stakeholders meeting at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel of Wednesday.

At the meeting Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsay Grant announced the return of cruise ships in a phased approach in in June of this year.

In outlining the requirements for entry he said “ All crew and passengers over the age of 18 years must be vaccinated; children under 18 must present a negative RT PCR test within 72 hours prior to home port disembarkation and negative RT PCR tests taken 72 hours prior to home port departure for all on board guests and crew. All travel approved tours and attractions employees and agents interfacing with the vessels and engaging in tours must be vaccinated.”

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