17 July - Border to Reopen

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17 July - Border to Reopen

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Borders to reopen 17 July, it was announced yesterday and reported in online press today.

Mildly confusing reports in said press but it seems that non-nationals, doubly vaccinated and with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival are not required to undergo quarantine.
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Re: 17 July

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Hi Paul

That's brilliant news, of course. All we need now is for the U.K. to add T&T to our "Green" list of approved countries so that visitors can travel to Tobago without the need to quarantine on return. Fingers crossed!!!!!! =D>
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Re: 17 July - Border to Reopen

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I can now clarify the above news a little.

When the T&T borders open on 17th July, foreigners will (subject to flights, etc) be technically allowed to enter T&T without any quarantine requirements if they have are fully (double dose) vaccinated and can present proof of a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours before arrival.

Visiting foreigners who are NOT vaccinated will NOT be allowed to enter T&T.

Citizens of T&T will be able to return home to the island if they can present a recent (72 hours) negative PCR test. However, if they are unvaccinated, they will have to undergo mandatory state-supervised quarantine for 14 days.

There is currently no word on a likely date for beaches, bars, restaurants, etc., to reopen.

So, at least things are moving in the right direction. :)
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Re: 17 July - Border to Reopen

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That's positive news! We are hoping now to come over in January next year, all being well.
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Re: 17 July - Border to Reopen

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Press suggesting that international arrivals will be channelled through Piarco in the initial phase (although no news on airline intentions as yet)
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Re: 17 July - Border to Reopen

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I now believe that BA flights to Trinidad (POS) will resume on 30th August. There will be no direct international flights into Tobago for the foreseeable future. Trinidad & Tobago remains on the UK 'Red' list.
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Re: 17 July - Border to Reopen

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yep, a little bit of debate in the press as to who initiated the delay on reopening Crown Point - minister says hoteliers requested extra time to prepare, hoteliers saying" not us guv". however, they also point out that there's not much point them gearing up until recreational activities are allowed again (bars, shops, eateries etc.)

single entry point does sound sort of sensible but guidelines were republished over the last couple of days and there is a clear statement that international flights to tobago will resume (albeit at some, as yet, unspecified point). not heard of any airlines expressing a view on this though.

very few flights on the airbridge right now - would be a brave vacationer who decided to risk getting on a flight out of Piarco currently, not sure i'd want to do the stand-by shuffle after 11 hours from europe
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