Several citizens who had received exemptions previously are expected to return home this weekend.
National Security Minister, Stuart Young, said: “We have been working with CAL to manage a repatriation flight this Saturday of over 100 nationals from the USA and on Sunday there will be a number of nationals returning from the UK and Europe.”
However, Minister Young revealed that while they made the decision to continue the repatriation of T&T nationals stranded abroad, the process will be done with a lot more caution than before, now that the number of active Covid-19 cases has surpassed 1,000.
Young said, “Due to the recent increased numbers of positive Covid cases in Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Health began using some of the facilities that were previously being used for state quarantine. This factor, as well as the numbers of persons being cared for in the parallel health care system, meant that we have had to be cautious with repatriation numbers.”
Young said they have also discussed adding further quarantine facilities with the Ministry of Health.