Antigua and Barbuda has reopened its international airport amid stringent health protocols to prevent any reoccurrence of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“With the reopening of the Antigua and Barbuda economy, international travel is crucial. But the safety of our valuable employees and members of the travelling public is foremost. The measures we have put in place are intended to keep everyone safe as they transit our facilities,” said Euletta Francis, the chief executive officer of the Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority.
The health protocols that cover the diverse range of operations at the VC Bird International Airport are in full effect to coincide with the opening of the island's borders.
The Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority is restricting traffic through the terminal to travellers and airport staff and they are subject to the agreed protocols, which include all passengers being required to wear masks during the arrival and departure process.
All arriving passengers are asked to complete a health declaration form following which Port Health authorities will administer health and screening checks and all airport staff who must interface with the travelling public must wear personal protection equipment.