St. Lucia, Antigua to Re-open

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The governments of St. Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda plan to re-open their borders this month after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) shut down the Caribbean nations’ international travel industry.

Chastanet“Chastanet” St. Lucia said it would begin the gradual re-opening early this month, after indicating the island had been able to curb the COVID-19 spread.Prime Minister Allen Chastanet last month told the nation that “as of June 4th 2020 we will begin to gradually open our borders to regional and international travel” after health authorities shared “our strategic plan to re-open our economy and country in phases, after weeks of a partial shutdown due to COVID-19.”

 Antigua and Barbuda also said it will, this month, welcome its first international flight since the island shut its borders.Tourism Minister Charles Fernandezsaid an American Airlines flight from Miami is scheduled to land on June 4.