The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) Secretariat has issued an advisory stating that people should be vaccinated or present a negative PCR test result when accessing all airports, aerodromes and airstrips.
The advisory stated that all local and foreign airline operators are required to be vaccinated and should be able to produce their vaccination card and official identification card to verify their vaccination status.
Importantly, the advisory highlighted that these airline operators are responsible for ensuring that people who access their services are either vaccinated or have in their possession a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that is no older than seven days.
These requirements are in keeping with the updated COVID-19 Emergency Measures that were published in the Official Gazette. As per these measures, adults are now required to be vaccinated to access public buildings and some private buildings that members of the public have lawful access to, including learning institutions.
For unvaccinated people seeking to enter these buildings, an appointment must be made and those people must produce a negative result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within seven days of the appointment.
The Task Force’s advisory noted that a certificate of vaccine exemption from a fully registered medical practitioner would also be accepted. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Narine Singh has stated that people who may have some medical conditions or who may be receiving treatment such as chemotherapy are exempted from the vaccination and PCR testing requirements.