Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell said the sector has been devastated by the effect of Covid19.
However, CARPHA has provided a silver living.
Mitchell, speaking at CARPHA’s launch of the Caribbean Assurance Health Stamp and the Health App this morning, said the sector was devastated, “But within that recovery process, CARPHA’s Caribbean Assurance Health Stamp and the Health App will be key tools to ensure that visitors to Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean, find comfort in the knowledge that our destinations are safe and healthy spaces.”
He said this means that in our new normal, we must offer assurances that visitors health and safety are paramount.
“Here in Trinidad and Tobago we understand this and the tourism, culture and arts sectors are working closely with the Ministry of Health, CARPHA and other relevant agencies to develop and roll-out comprehensive plans for all our stakeholders.”
Mitchell pointed out that Trinidad and Tobago’s early response to this pandemic was lauded internationally, but this would not have been possible without the support of CARPHA, our Chief Medical Officer, and other public health agencies, Tourism Trinidad Limited, the Tobago Tourism Agency, the Airports Authority of TT and our many stakeholders.
He added: “This health and safety intervention by CARPHA, will position Trinidad and Tobago and the rest of the region as ‘open for business’, and underscores our commitment to the health and safety of our travellers.”