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US Visitors May Be Delayed


(Barbados Today) Persons hoping to visit Barbados from the United States of America may have to wait a little longer if the North American country continues to record Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections at the current alarmingly high rates.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds on Sunday revealed that instead of late July, commercial flights from the U.S could be postponed until “early” September.

While speaking with Government’s official information arm on Sunday after the arrival of Air Canada Flight AC966, Symmonds stressed that despite removing mandatory testing and quarantine for visitors from low-risk jurisdictions, authorities were continuing to “closely watch” COVID-19 hotbeds like the US.

“In instances like the United States of American market when that reopens, I must say we are watching that one closely and we do not believe that we will resume commercial flights from the United States until perhaps the first week in September,” Symmonds disclosed.

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