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Antigua: Hotels Tasked with Covid Testing for Guests After Airport Service Discontinued

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(Antigua Observer) Following the discontinuation of the rapid antigen testing service at the VC Bird International Airport, hotels are now tasked with providing the Covid test for their guests, ahead of their departure from the country.

The service was introduced at the start of last week to improve the passenger experience – amid the continued disruptions caused by the pandemic – making the transition back to their countries of origin and to other ports of entry, seamless.

Antiguans and Barbudans were required to pay EC$150 for the tests and the fee for non-national visitors was US$120.

The Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority (ABAA) noted then, that “the initiative is timely, as the airport is experiencing an appreciable increase in airline traffic and more anticipated in the coming months”.

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