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Trinidad to lift COVID-19 travel pass system


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Trinidad to lift COVID-19 travel pass system

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Port Of Spain – The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday said it would be lifting, from June 1, the coronavirus (COVID-19) travel pass system for people entering the country.

Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, speaking at the Ministry of Health’s virtual media conference, said COVID-19 cases have been at a plateau at about 200 cases per day and, based on international, regional and local data, there has been weakening of the acute phase of the virus.

“We are seeing a waning of this acute phase of the pandemic. But please note the pandemic is still with us. As of Wednesday June 1, 2022, I am authorised by the Prime Minister to tell the country, especially those who travel, that the TT Travel Pass system will be discontinued.

“What this means is that un-vaxxed national and non-nationals can enter Trinidad and Tobago so you don’t have to prove your vaccination status. However, you do have to provide either a negative PCR or antigen test (taken) 48 hours prior to entry.

“In the absence of a test that person will be asked to go into state-supervised quarantine at their cost and provide a negative PCR or antigen at any time during their quarantine period as a condition of release before going home,” Deyalsingh told reporters.

He said other health restrictions such as mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing remain in effect.

“All other measures stay in place, example: masking. We continue to ask people to adhere to the public health guidelines, especially about masking.”

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 3 897 deaths and 159, 676 infections since the first case was recorded in March 2020. (CMC)