45 barred from boarding flight to SVG over test

By Demion McTair. Updated 3:03 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Only 95 of the 140 passengers who booked seats on the Saturday, July 25, American Airlines flight from Miami, Florida to St. Vincent and the Grenadines were able to travel on the flight.

The other 45 were barred from boarding the flight because they “lacked the required PCR results” for COVID-19.

In a July 27, 2020 release, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), says a “new protocol for travellers on commercial flights from the US, whether direct of transiting from neighbouring countries was implemented for AA 945 on Saturday July 25”.

As such, only the 95 passengers who complied with the protocol and had the required entry screening PCR test were allowed to board the flight in Miami.

All of the arriving passengers were issued mandatory hotel five-day hotel quarantine instructions.

All protocols will be revised as necessary, based in the changing nature of the COVID-19 disease and compliance of the public and travellers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the release says.

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