National Security Minister Stuart Young is reminding the country that national borders have not yet been reopened by the Government.
The reminder follows recent announcements that efforts were being made to bring home as many as 400 T&T nationals from abroad, who have been stranded for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, rumours have been circulating that T&T’s borders have been reopened, officially.
However, in a news release from the national security ministry, Minister Young says that is not the case.
The full text of the Minister’s statement, follows…
NO DECISION TAKEN AS YET WITH RESPECT TO THE OPENING OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO’S BORDERS
Port of Spain — The Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart R Young MP, would like to correct the false and misleading reports that a decision has been taken to reopen our country’s borders.
Minister Young states that: “There has been absolutely NO DECISION with respect to the opening of the borders of Trinidad and Tobago and any report to the contrary is completely false and misleading.”
The Minister further states that: “The Government continues to be guided by expert public health advice and will announce any future decisions with respect to the response to COVID-19 and the management of this pandemic as it has done since January 2020, via official government announcements.”