TT hoping to participate in Caricom ‘travel bubble” once cases go down

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TT hoping to participate in Caricom ‘travel bubble” once cases go down

Trinidad and Tobago may be able to participate in the Caricom “travel bubble”, which allows for travel between some islands, once daily Covid-19 cases remain below a certain level.

That’s the hope of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, as he spoke during the Ministry of Health’s virtual media conference on Saturday.

He said government’s aim is to bring new Covid-19 infections down to no more than 20 cases per day as this was the criteria required to participate in the Caricom travel bubble.

Only those countries with no cases and those in the low-risk category would be allowed to participate in the bubble, which would allow travellers to move between participating countries without the requirement of a negative Covid-19 test or quarantine upon arrival.

Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Barbados have met the criteria thus far, with the latter four countries already commencing travel.

Rowley said “If we get down to that level of 20 infections or less per day, we can interact with the people of Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia…and then have some kind of contact or travel arrangements between us. We have set that as our target to get there to be able to participate.”

Rowley said once citizens continue to wear face masks and abide by the regulations, the country will meet the target of 20 cases or fewer per day.