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Antigua: Regulations to be Tightened as Dual Nationals Exploit ‘Grey Area’ in Quarantine Process


(Antigua Observer) The government will be looking at tightening the regulations for persons entering the country, to prevent dual nationals from exploiting the system on account of their Antiguan and Barbudan citizenship.

This week’s post-Cabinet report reiterated that “all persons arriving in Antigua are required to have a COVID negative certificate which is displayed to the health officials upon arrival”, but importantly, it added that “those citizens of Antigua and Barbuda who have dual nationality are not exempt from the requirements to have a valid PCR negative test certificate”.

Information Minister Melford Nicholas explained in yesterday’s post-cabinet briefing that the latter piece of advice was due to an observed ‘grey area’ in the process, that has seen dual nationals attempt to bypass certain stipulations.

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