The government of Trinidad and Tobago announced on Wednesday that it will lift the coronavirus (COVID-19) travel pass system for people entering the country as of June 1, 2022.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh speaking at the Department of Health Virtual Media Conferencesaid COVID-19 cases have plateaued at around 200 cases per day, and based on international, regional and local data, there has been a weakening of the acute phase of the virus.

“We are seeing a decline in this acute phase of the pandemic. But please note that the pandemic is still with us. Effective Wednesday June 1, 2022, I am authorized by the Prime Minister to tell the country, especially those who travel, that the TT Travel Pass system will be phased out.

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“This means that unvaccinated nationals and non-nationals can enter Trinidad and Tobago, so you don’t have to prove your vaccination status. However, you must provide either a negative PCR or an antigen test (performed) 48 hours prior to entry.

“In the absence of a test, that individual will be asked to enter state-supervised quarantine at their expense and provide a negative PCR or antigen at any time during their quarantine period as a condition of release before returning home. “, Deyalsingh told reporters.

In April, Trinidad and Tobago issued orders to ease multiple COVID-19 related restrictions, all limits on public gatherings and restrictions on beach and river access will be lifted. The TT Safe Zone restrictions, which placed restrictions on certain businesses, have also been removed.

He said other health restrictions such as mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing remain in effect.

“All other measures remain in place, for example masking. We continue to ask people to follow public health guidelines, especially regarding masking. »

Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 3,897 deaths and 159,676 infections since the first case was recorded in March 2020.

CMC

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