The Airport Authority says they are prepared for the reopening of Trinidad and Tobago International Borders on July 17th. The Authority says they have implemented enhanced safety measures throughout the terminal building to ensure the safety of passengers, employees and airport users.
Today Minister of Energy Stuart Young and Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan visited the Airport to address stakeholders and view the enhanced protocols and passenger journey processes. The following is a press release from the Airport Authority:
On Friday 2nd July, 2021, the Honourable Stuart Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, along with Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, visited the Piarco International Airport to address stakeholders and view the enhanced protocols and passenger journey processes which have been implemented in preparation for the reopening of Trinidad and Tobago’s international borders on 17th July, 2021.
Representatives from the airlines operating at Piarco International Airport, ground handling agencies, Customs and Excise Division, the Immigration Division, Port Health, Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA), the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Authority”) and other agencies were in attendance at the airport tour.
All stakeholders have been working together with the Authority, under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, to prepare for the reopening of the borders. The Authority has implemented enhanced safety measures throughout the terminal building to ensure the safety of passengers, employees and airport users.
The Ministers had the opportunity to walk through the departures and arrivals processes at the Piarco International Airport, to experience the passenger journey and systems that have been implemented for the safety of airport users. Mr Hayden Newton, General Manager of the Authority, assured that the Piarco International Airport stands ready for the reopening of the international borders.
The Authority continues to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that we mitigate the risk of the spread of Covid-19 at our airport facilities. We hope to inspire confidence in our safety systems, so that passengers feel comfortable to travel once again. The safety of all airport users is top priority