Health Minister Tours Providenciales International Airport

As a means of gaining a first-hand view of the health protocols and procedures at the Providenciales International Airport, the Minister of Health and Human Services, the Hon. Jamell Robinson toured the facility last Saturday.


File photo of Hon. Jamell Robinson, Minister of Health

The minister scrutinized both the arrival and departure lounges at the facility.


Since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Ministry of Health said it has worked proactively with all government departments and agencies to ensure the continued safety of both residents and visitors to the TCI.


A Government Press Office news release listed the Minister’s visit as well-timed, saying that he was at the airport at peak hour, where he witnessed the arrival and disembarkation of passengers from five international carriers.


According to statistics from the Airports Authority, some 1,300 visitors were processed through the Providenciales airport at the time of his visit. This figure is comparative to previous low season periods, the news release said.


Hon Robinson commenting during his visit said, “I am pleased to see all arriving passengers wearing their masks. I am equally pleased with the health protocols exhibited, from sanitizing on entrance to the terminal to presentation of the health forms and required documentation.”


He promised that the Ministry of Health will continue to work with its partners at TCIAA to ensure safety at the airports thus maintaining the high health standard.


The Minister of Health was met and accompanied by the Acting CEO of TCIAA, Floyd Ingham, along with personnel from the Health Promotions and Advocacy team.


In the meantime, the Ministry of Health is reminding the general public that as with all respiratory illnesses, it is important for individuals to help reduce their risk of infection by regularly washing and sanitizing hands, covering mouth and nose while sneezing, staying home if sick and to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet.


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