Former COP leader Prakash Ramadhar is hoping that the new exemption system would add more efficiency and speed to deal with the many TT nationals who are still outside and are wishing to return home.
Commenting on the news of a new system being implemented by the National Security Ministry, Ramadhar, in an interview with the Newsday, said Minister Stuart Young was doing the correct thing by taking this approach.
He said he is looking forward now to a more transparent approach to things. “I think what is necessary is a coordination between the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Health, to ascertain the capacity to bring in our citizens as quickly as possible and have them quarantined.”
Ramadhar added that he has been making this call to the relevant authorities since last March. “Better late than never. We can have that coordination to optimise to absorb and allow citizens in.” Ramadhar concluded, “It is a very healthy development and I think the Minister is on the right track.”
Persons wishing to request an exemption to enter or depart TT will now be required to directly access an application form on the Ministry’s website page www.nationalsecurity.gov.tt under the heading ‘Travel Exemptions’.