COVID-19 UPDATE

GOVERNMENTEXTENDS LIST OF INFECTED COUNTRIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(RELEASE #6)

GOVERNMENT EXTENDS LIST OF INFECTED COUNTRIES

 

BEGINS

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government would like to advise that further to the amendment of the Public and Environmental Health Regulations amendments of 11th March, 2020 that:  As of 20th March, 2020 the list of ‘infected countries’ in Regulation 2 of the Public and Environmental Health (Control Measures)(COVID-19) Regulations 2020 has been amended to include the following additional countries which are experiencing sustained in country transmission and may pose a risk to the public health of the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

 

This list is based on the CDCs travel advisories which lists the following countries as having widespread ongoing transmission (level 3 warning). The expansion includes the following countries;

 

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Denmark
  5. Estonia
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Greece
  10. Hungary
  11. Iceland
  12. Italy
  13. Latvia
  14. Liechtenstein
  15. Lithuania
  16. Luxembourg
  17. Malta
  18. Netherlands
  19. Norway
  20. Poland
  21. Portugal
  22. Slovakia
  23. Slovenia
  24. Spain
  25. Sweden
  26. Switzerland
  27. Monaco
  28. San Marino
  29. Vatican City

 

 

  1. Persons in the Islands who have travelled to, from or through infected country may be quarantined
    1. A Turks and Caicos Islander or resident of the Islands who arrives in the Islands after travel to, from or through an infected country shall be—
      1. subjected to screening and passenger tracing at port of entry;
      2. subjected to clinical examination at port of entry; and
      3. quarantined for a period of fourteen days, as deemed necessary.

 

As per protocols for ALL travellers entering the TCI are subject to screening at the airport. This includes completely filling out the health declaration card on both sides and presenting to healthcare officials at the airport. Travellers coming from such states will be asked to monitor themselves for symptoms over the subsequent 14 days and if they develop symptoms, then immediately call the Ministry’s Coronavirus hotline: (649) 333-0911 and (649) 232-9444. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO QUARANTINE. Travelers should contact their travel agent and or airline prior to travel. Also, if persons in the general public feel that they or someone they know are showing symptoms or signs of the virus, they should also call the hotline; please DO NOT go to the hospital or any other health facility, as this will increase the likelihood of spread. The government continues to monitor this fluid situation and will update the general public regularly. For additional information, please visit our website www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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