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Antigua and Barbuda Gov’t set to end Covid quarantine protocols

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Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua Observer) – The government looks set to end Covid quarantine measures on arrival into the country, citing that the virus no longer poses a significant threat to the public.

The country achieved some level of herd immunity early this year, after more than 60 percent of the population became vaccinated.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas told this week’s post-Cabinet press briefing, “When we last met before the break, I had engaged the Minister of Health on this particular issue about getting the public health officials to sign off on a more recent travel advisory I think that was pending.

“The Cabinet has certainly taken the view that we could at that stage have dispensed with the whole issue of quarantining at the airport.

“So, it is a matter that on behalf of the government I will seek to engage the Minister of Health and the public health officials to ensure that this matter is finally put to rest once and for all and all of the stakeholders are clear as to what has happened.

“I think we have reached that level of safety of living with Covid that we know how to deal with it,” Nicholas said.

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