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Passengers complain of delays as new protocols kick in


Passengers complain of delays as new protocols kick in
A passenger who arrived on Saturday showing off the green arm-band which will be worn by fully vaccinated people. (GP)

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Public health officials are hoping systems at Grantley Adams International Airport will run smoother the rest of the week, after Government’s newest COVID-19 protocols created a chaotic situation on Saturday.

It was the first day of the protocols which allow fully vaccinated travellers to be tested within a 24-hour period and be permitted to freely move around the country once their vaccination certification was legitimate.

The system had its issues, however, with people having to wait in line for two and a half hours in some instances, as public health officials asked questions, garnered travel information and did their due diligence to accommodate those who needed COVID-19 testing on arrival.

Government officials were also on hand at the airport to get a first-hand look at the operation.

When contacted yesterday, Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George, who was part of Saturday’s official party, accepted that not everything went to plan. (BA)

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