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All passengers from Italy to be quarantined


All passengers from Italy to be quarantined

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The Barbados Government today expanded its quarantine protocol to apply to passengers arriving in Barbados from all of Italy.

Previously, only persons arriving from three districts in northern Italy were impacted by the 14-day quarantine requirement related to the coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kenneth George, revealed this morning that based on the latest available information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the decision was taken to require all arrivals from Italy to report to Port Health at the ports of entry and be sent to immediate quarantine.

The type of quarantine in which a person is placed is determined by the level of risk of exposure.  Low risk individuals will be sent to home quarantine while moderate to high risk individuals will be sent to mandatory quarantine.

Additionally, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised residents of Barbados against all non-essential travel to Italy with immediate effect. (BGIS)