By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — Chair of the National COVID-19 Task Force, Mr. Abdias Samuel on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, made mention of the passenger arrival process since the reopening of the borders on Saturday, October 31.
Mr. Samuel was at the time speaking on the weekly government Leadership Matters program.
“From the 31st of October to the 8th of November, a total of 182 passengers have been processed at the health screening area at the RLB International Airport as well as the Vance Amory International Airport, with 122 on St. Kitts and 63 on Nevis.”
Mr. Samuel said, “The Chief Immigration Officer, Ms. Merclyn Hughes, reported that a total of 102 passengers were processed by immigration on Saturday, 7th November on St. Kitts: 81 passengers from the AA [American Airlines] 318 flight; Seaborne, nine passengers, and 12 passengers from private charters.”
It was further stated that 80 persons departed from RLB International Airport on American Airlines 318; 13 on Seaborne and eight on private charters with six on Nevis leaving on Saturday, November 07.
Arriving passengers were greeted with musical entertainment of steel pan and a performance by masquerades.
All incoming passengers were required to complete the Immigration and Customs Declaration Form and were subjected to the COVID-19 protocols in place at the entry ports. Arriving passengers were taken to the newly constructed Welcome Centre and were then directed to the Immigration Arrival Area for processing after which they were taken to the Customs Arrival Area.
The Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force further noted that the immigration process flowed smoothly which allowed for thorough evaluation and verification of each passenger.
Since the reopening, 35 commercial flights arrived at RLB with 34 departings. On Nevis, 30 flights arrived and 30 departed. There have been 30 inbound and outbound cargo flights on St. Kitts, and 12 inbound and outbound cargo flights on Nevis.