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Antigua: Plans to Abolish Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Travellers Welcomed

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(Antigua Observer) Tourism official Alex DeBrito has welcomed plans to exempt travellers who have been fully vaccinated from quarantine requirements.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced that the Cabinet will consider reducing the seven-day quarantine requirement as an additional benefit for people who have opted to be inoculated.

He said the decision was discussed with the Health Minister Molwyn Joseph and it is expected to receive Cabinet approval on Wednesday.

“He [Molwyn Joseph] is the one who recommended this based on a decision taken by the CDC [US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and …that in itself will serve as an incentive,” Browne said.

But while quarantine won’t be necessary, all arriving passengers must show evidence of a negative PCR test, Browne explained.

Meanwhile, DeBrito said the move will be beneficial for the industry and the entire country as a whole.

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