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Only ‘higher risk’ travellers to SVG to get COVID-19 nasal swab


(iWitness News) The Ministry of Health says that only arriving passengers considered to be of “higher risk” of being COVID-19 positive will have a nasopharyngeal swab taken for COVID-19 testing.

The ministry, in a press statement, on Saturday, said that its “strategic testing will be piloted again” today, Oct. 2, for travellers arriving in St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the Argyle International Airport.

Travellers categorised as higher risk include those who are not fully vaccinated or have been granted approval for working quarantine.

“Further testing at the TA/MOHWE (Tourism Authority/Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment) approved transition accommodations during the assigned quarantine period will be at the discretion of the Port Health team.

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