PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, May 25, 2020 (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government disclosed, last Saturday, it would re-open its borders, temporarily, to allow almost 60 nationals, stranded on cruise-liners, to come into the country.
A statement, from the Ministry of National Security, said that the authorities have been communicating with the various cruise ship companies, and are seeking to make arrangements and schedule the return of the nationals on the various cruise ships.
It said the first six nationals was supposed to arrive, last Saturday, and the 53 others will arrive, today.
“Upon arrival, our nationals will be medically examined and assessed by our public health officers, and will be subject to State quarantine arrangements,” the statement said, adding that National Security Minister, Stuart Young, is engaged in discussions, surrounding the entry of the remaining 300-plus nationals, and the management and timing of their return.
“The government continues to carefully manage the return of our nationals in a manner, designed to protect both those returning, as well as, the population in Trinidad and Tobago,” the statement added.
Trinidad and Tobago, which closed its borders in March, as part of the efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), has recorded 116 positive cases and eight deaths from the virus.