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Caribbean: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

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Anguilla

June 1, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 30, 2020

​​General Restrictions: Anguilla ports are still closed to all passenger vessels. Ferry flights in to pick up foreign nationals to return to home country are allowed. Allowed flights are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Passenger Restrictions: Passenger travel of only Anguillan Nationals to travel to Anguilla is now allowed.

Charter flights have been allowed on a case-by-case basis for the departure of visitor from the territory.

Crew: Extended ground time and overnight stays are not permitted for crew. Expect quick turnarounds.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed with no disembarkation.


Antigua

June 2, 2020

General restrictions: International flights can resume starting June 1st. Approvals are still needed from the Airport Authority 24 hours prior to the operation. The FBO terminal at this time will not be utilized. All traffic will be operated at the main terminal​.

​No operational information known at this time. Type of Entry and Type of Flights to be updated when more information in known.

Crew Restrictions: Overnight stay allowed. Hotels are currently available. Catering is available. Crew quarantine is required only if they have failed temperature checks and other testing currently being done upon arrival.

Tech Stop Specifics: Allowed, Crew not allowed in the FBO. Overtime not allowed. JetA Fuel is available.

ICAO Specific Information:

TAPA – No flights allowed after 2100LCL curfew. FBO hours are 0600 to 2100 LCL. Local curfew is from 0500 to 2100 LCL.

Check with your Universal TSS Team for information.​


Aruba

June 2, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 15, 2020.

General Restrictions: Restrictive measures currently in place include a temporary entry ban for all nonresident foreigners. Returning citizens and legal residents approved by the Department of Civil Aviation Aruba may return. The travel ban does not affect departures. Although Queen Beatrix International Airport (TNCA) remains operational, significant flight disruptions are likely. The government has announced plans for the reopening of its borders June 15 to July 1.

 Passenger Restrictions: Only Aruban residents with previous approval of Civil Aviation Department.  Passengers have to go thru a medical examination and they will get instructions from doctors upon arrival.

 Crew: Crew are exempt.

  • Can crew rest. rew rest at a hotel at or near the airport, however must hotels are closed. Hotel should be arrange before arrival.
  • Crew can not rest on the aircraft.

 Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are permitted. Pax are not allowed to disembark. Crew can leave the aircraft. Most hotels are closed.


Bahamas

June 2, 2020

Restriction expiration: August 5, 2020.

General Restrictions: The Government of the Bahamas has restricted air transport into and throughout The Bahamas. The Country is CLOSED to all incoming Pax.  Odyssey Aviation has received approval from The Competent Authority (Bahamas CAA) to remain open and operational with specific guidelines.

Monday, June 1st and Friday, June 5th are Bahamas Public Holidays. Weekend lockdowns and restrictions will be extended to holidays. 

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL FLIGHTS, INTERNATIONAL OR DOMESTIC REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY PRIOR TO OPERATION: charles.beneby@bcaa.gov.bs with covid19info@bcaabahamas.com.

PERMITTED – INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHTS ARRIVING EMPTY TO COLLECT PASSENGERS. Request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for aircraft to enter to collect passengers.

Pilot(s) are to remain with the aircraft at all times.

All paperwork will be presented to the crew onboard/at the aircraft.

Once all formalities are completed, passengers will be escorted to aircraft.

May 25th – May 29th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

June 2nd – June 4th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

Weekdays Monday – Friday June 8th – June 30th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC

PERMITTED – CITIZENS OF THE BAHAMAS, RESIDENTS OF THE BAHAMAS OR A HOMEOWNER IN THE BAHAMAS (immediate family members or significant persons as approved by the Director, of any persons referred) WISHING TO ENTER THE BAHAMAS FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY. REQUEST MUST BE MADE TO THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY (covid19info@bcaabahamas.com, COVID19INTLTRAVEL@bahamas.gov.bs, and COVID19travel@bahamas.gov.bs) AND APPROVAL TO ENTER THE BAHAMAS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO TRAVEL (reference websites http://www.bcaa.gov.bs/; http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/health). Universal can help you with the instructions and required forms.

May 25th – May 29th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

June 2nd – June 4th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

Weekdays Monday – Friday June 8th – June 30th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC

PERMITTED – CARGO & COURIER FLIGHTS. Flight crews are to remain with the aircraft at all times. All paperwork will be presented to the crew onboard the aircraft.

May 25th – May 29th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

June 2nd – June 4th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

Weekdays Monday – Friday June 8th – June 30th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC

PERMITTED – US Military, emergency medical flights. Flight crews are to remain with the aircraft at all times. All paperwork will be presented to the crew onboard the aircraft (No Date Restrictions).

PERMITTED – INTER-ISLAND MEDICAL EMERGENCY FLIGHTS. Prior approval from The Competent Authority is required (No Date Restrictions).

RESTRICTION – COUNTRY IS CLOSED TO ALL INCOMING PASSENGERS – No passenger shall be permitted to enter and disembark for any reason including transiting through the Bahamas. All aerodromes including private aerodromes and fixed-based operators shall be closed to incoming international flights carrying passengers except with prior written permission from the appropriate authority.

RESTRICTION ON DOMESTIC TRAVEL – INTER ISLAND TRAVEL FOR FAMILY ISLAND RESIDENTS (FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.OPM.GOV.BS).  The Government will introduce a ‘COVID-19 Travel Authorization Card’ to allow individuals to travel to Family Islands. Contact your Universal Team for any assistance with this process.

May 25th – May 29th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

June 2nd – June 4th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

Weekdays Monday – Friday June 8th – June 30th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC

RESTRICTION – CLOSED TO INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHTS ARRIVING EMPTY TO COLLECT PASSENGERS, DROPPING OFF PASSENGERS (BAHAMIAN NATIONALS, RESIDENTS & HOMEOWNERS), CARGO & COURIERS FLIGHTS (WEEKENDS).

May 29th – June 2nd, 2020 – 1601L/2001UTC – 0759L/1159UTC.

June 4th – June 8th, 2020 – 1601L/2001UTC – 0759L/1159UTC.

Weekends Friday – Monday June 12th – June 29th, 2020, 1601L/2001UTC – 0759L/1159UTC

RESTRICTION – CLOSED – NO PERSON SHALL OFFER FOR HIRE OR SEEK TO TRAVEL ON ANY DOMESTIC INTER-ISLAND FLIGHTS.

May 29th – June 2nd, 2020 – 1601L/2001UTC – 0759L/1159UTC.

June 4th – June 8th, 2020 – 1601L/2001UTC – 0759L/1159UTC.

Weekends Friday – Monday June 12th – June 29th, 2020, 1601L/2001UTC – 0759L/1159UTC

ALL GROUND HANDLING REQUESTS ARE TO BE FORWARDED VIA EMAIL TO THE RESPECTIVE LOCATION IN ADVANCE OF OPERATION AND CONFIRMATION RECEIVED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MYNN (NASSAU), MYEF (EXUMA), MYSM (SAN SALVADOR), MYEM & MYER (GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR & ROCK SOUND)

May 25th – May 29th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

June 2nd – June 4th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC.

Weekdays Monday – Friday June 8th – June 30th, 2020 – 0800L/1200UTC – 1600L/2000UTC

AFTER-HOUR OPERATIONS – REQUEST FOR FLIGHTS WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS – INBOUND OR OUTBOUND, PRIOR APPROVAL FOR OPERATION IS REQUIRED.

ONLY EMERGENCY OR MILITARY FLIGHTS ALLOWED AFTER-HOURS.

NO INBOUND CREW WILL BE ALLOWED IN FACILITY.

Crew Restrictions: No crew rest options are available.

Tech Stop Specifics: Not possible with Pax onboard. No one can leave the aircraft. All normal services are available.


Barbados

May 29, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 1, 2020.

General Restrictions: Authorities in Barbados announced new restrictions, including a mandatory quarantine for any person entering the country through May 4, 2020. Passenger flights are not allowed between the hours of 2200z and 1000z.

Passenger Restrictions: Until further notice, all persons arriving on the island from any nation by air or water will be placed in a government facility for 14 days as part of a mandatory quarantine. Suspension of commercial international flights, with negotiations for some airlines to provide limited services. Persons arriving from China, Iran, South Korea, Europe, and the US will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Crew: Crew may spend ONE night but they will be quarantined at the hotel until departure. Crew may remain onboard the aircraft to rest.

Tech Stop Details: Crew / Pax must remain onboard; Quick turns only. All services are available. Crew cannot leave the aircraft and crew rest is unavailable.

Special Considerations: Fuel is available during the hours of 0600 and 1800 local. They must be given prior notice outside of these hours so that they can be available.

Note that as the country is on a lockdown 90 percent of the hotels , all restaurants are closed so there are no amenities available during the lockdown period.
Should catering be needed for an aircraft notice should be given at least 48 hours in advance to ensure delivery.

ICAO Specific Information: TBPB – Airport is open 24 hours daily.

Visit the U.S. Embassy for the Eastern Caribbean for more.


Belize

May 29, 2020

Restrictions expiration: May 30, 2020.

General Restrictions: There is a complete closure of all borders and ports of entry. Cenamer ACC/FIR will be Providing FIS for aircraft overflying through Belizean airspace below Fl200. Operatings conducting flights for exempt missions must request permission 48 hours in advance and must wait for special clearance from the Belize director of civil aviation.

Operators should request permission 48 hours in advance and must wait for special clearance from the Belize director of civil aviation.

Exceptions:

1. Cargo flights
2. Humanitarian flights
3. Medical and relief flights
4. Ambulance flights
5. Technical stops (no pax disembark)
6. Emergency/Diversion Flights
7. Ferry flights
8. Repatriation Flights

Tech Stop: Possible (no pax disemark possible).

Passenger Restrictions: The latest regulation prohibits the entry of ALL nationalities into the country; exceptions to the rule will only be made for medical emergencies.

ICAO Specific Information: MZBZ – Open 0800 to 1600 LCL


Bermuda

May 31, 2020

Restriction expiration: May 31, 2020.

General Restrictions: **Most Bermuda PPRs are being issued 0300z on the zulu day of operations (9pm Bermuda local time). Approvals can be issued anytime after going through the approval process. 

TXKF is open but limited to returning Bermuda citizens, work permit holders, persons with a residency certificate, medevac flights and cargo flights. All flights must receive a PPR from the Airport Authority via the https://bda.vortexcms.com/ppr link at least 72 hours in advance of the flight.  Cargo flights operate three days per week.

Health Forms are required to be completed by all flight crew, medical crew (if applicable), patients and passengers. The health forms should be sent to althomas@gov.bm; ado@skyport.bm and fbo@cedaraviation.com. 

Ferry flights in to pick up outbound passengers is allowed.​

Passenger Restrictions: Bermuda citizens, work permit holders, and persons with a residency certificate are allowed.  Health forms are required to be completed by all medical crew (if applicable), patients and passengers. You may take any passengers outbound. Passengers go through the normal process for departure.

Crew: Health forms are required to be completed by all flight crew. Overnight/crew rest is not permitted at this time. If in transit, crew may not leave the FBO facility.

Tech Stop Details: Crew and Pax can leave the aircraft. All normal services are available.

ICAO Specific Information:

TXKF – Hours of Operation are 0900 to 1700 LCL. Catering is not available at this time.


British Virgin Islands

May 22, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 1, 2020

General Restrictions: Authorities in the British Virgin Islands have extended a 24-hour curfew until at least April 19 as part of the territory’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice. Repatriation flights are possible with government approval, but crew cannot overnight/leave the aircraft.

Passenger Restrictions: All air remain closed for inbound passengers until further notice. Outbound passengers are required to show up 15 minutes before departure time.

Crew Restrictions: Must remain in the immediate environs of their ACFT.

Tech stops: Not allowed

Impacted Services: Fuel is available. No GPU, No Lavatory Service, No Portable Water, no catering.

Special Considerations: Freight, cargo, or courier transport.

ICAO Specific Information:

TUPA – PPR required
1. Domestic medical evacuation flights

TUPJ – Airport Hours of Operation 1500-1900.

TUPW – Closed 27MAR-1 JUN

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Cayman Islands

May 29, 2020

Restriction expiration: May 31, 2020.

General Restrictions: Authorities in the Cayman Islands have extended and expanded a previously imposed curfew order Until Further Notice, as part of the territory’s efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Residents must remain inside their houses every day between 1900-0700.Repatriation flights (i.e. charters, etc.) are being allowed to return foreign residents to their respective countries. 

Exceptions:
  • Special Permission Charter / Private Flights routed through civil.aviation@caacayman.com until further notice, as soon as is practicable for approval prior to operation.
  • The request for the repatriation flights/air ambulances, which should include passenger information, along with the technical aviation details of the air operator to provide the service should be directed to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands, the central coordinating organization. The CAACI will re-direct any special request or situations to the appropriate agency for approval and revert to the applicant with a decision and information.
  • The aircraft operator should apply to the CAACI for the requisite operating permit or verification if they are in possession of an existing CAACI authorization.

Passenger Restrictions: Officials had previously announced a ban for some foreign nationals arriving at the islands. Pax from the US, Canada, Mexico, Certain European and Latin American Countries are allowed with prior permission. Prohibited from entry are Pax from Mainland China. As a result of this ban, at Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) and Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CYB) closures have been extended until further notice. Pax need to quarantine for 14 days in a Government Facility or hotel.

Crew: No Crew Rest at this time.  Crew can rest of aircraft ONLY for Turn Flights. Crew need to quarantine for 14 days in a Government Facility. Crew not allowed in the GA terminal.

Special Considerations: Inbound passengers maybe allow for Caymanian or residence but have to have special permission. The Government is allowing outboard passenger to depart but have to have approval from the Cayman Islands Government. Cargo flights, couriers, and air ambulance services, continue to operate. Previously obtained blanket permits and verification letters may not operate unless approval has been given for the proposed flight. No service or flights on Saturday / Sunday.  Slots and Date of Service vary by airport.

Tech Stop Specifics: Possible with Pax onboard, but no one can leave aircraft.  Catering is limited.


Cuba

May 30, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 1, 2020.

 

General Restrictions:  As of April 2, Authorities suspended all inbound and outbound international commercial and charter passenger flights. Transient aircraft with ground times of under 3 hours only. Crews exceeding 3 hours may be subject to quarantine measures in response to COVID-19.

Passenger Restrictions: All Cuban Citizens and Foreigners residing in the Country can only enter with Hand Luggage and a Piece of Hold Luggage up to 32 kg.

Crew: Crews are required to remain within the airfield compound and avoid community interaction.

Tech Stop Specifics: Crew and Pax must remain on aircraft.

Special Considerations: Cargo operations and humanitarian flights will be able to continue; airport officials have stated that noncommercial cargo will no longer be processed at cargo terminals. 

ICAO Specific Information: Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.

Dominica

May 29, 2020

Restriction expiration: May 31, 2020.

General Restrictions: Except with prior written permission of the Minister responsible for National Security, AS CLSD to incoming flights carrying visitors. No visitor shall be permitted to enter or disembark for any reason, including transiting though the State of Dominica. For preapproval, contact 1-767-235-4009. The restriction does not apply to outgoing flights, cargo flights, commercial courier flights, emergency flights, or flight carrying any Diplomat. Authorities in Dominica have extended their current movement restriction orders through at least May 12. The measure is to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and was previously due to expire April 20. Under the measure, the government will enforce an 1800-0600 curfew on weekdays, with a 24-total curfew on weekends. Essential services are exempt from the curfew.

Passenger Restrictions: All commercial and private passenger flights at Douglas-Charles Airport /TDPD remain suspended until further notice as of March 30.

Special Considerations: The Douglas-Charles Airport /TDPD will remain open for medical emergencies, to receive medical supplies and personnel, and for cargo operations.

ICAO Specific Information:

TDPD:  Aerodrome operating hours have changed. Aerodrome operating hours are now 1000 UTC TO 2200 UTC (6:00 am to 6:00pm).

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Dominican Republic

June 2, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 1, 2020.

General Restrictions: All international general aviation and airport operators suspension of flight from and to airports in the Dominican Republic. Only air ambulance are allowed by the government with the proper documentation. All part 91 / part 135 are suspended. Ferry operations to repatriate aliens will be analyzed by the Dominican Civil Aviation for approval. Ferry flights must come with double crew as they are not allowed to disembark.  Cargo flights are operating normally. Some permits are approved based on passengers emergency or by any special needs.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops for refueling are approved on a case by case basis.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • MDPC – FBO Terminal Closed until 31 May. GA Terminal closed Daily 1900/1200 until 31 May.

Grenada

May 26, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 23, 2020.

​General Restrictions: All airports closed to commercial passenger traffic until further notice. For Repatriation flights, an application must be sent to the Authorities to get approval at least 48hours before the flight can operate. As indicated, no Pax are allowed on the incoming flight.​ 

Passenger Restrictions: No foreign nationals may enter the country. Anyone entering the country must quarantine for 14 days at Govt Mandated facility or Hotel and bear the cost.

Crew Restrictions: Crew may rest on aircraft.

Tech Stop Specifics: Allowed but Crew/Pax may not leave the aircraft.  Catering is the only service that is unavailable.

Special Considerations: Aircrafts carrying cargo and pre-approved medical personnel will be allowed to land. Officials could expand or amend the orders on short notice, depending on the disease activity in the coming weeks.

All General Aviation operators / Flights must engage a private ground handler on arrival. All flights must obtain Health Clearance and Flight History of Crew and Pax at least 24 hours prior to departure to TGPZ or TGPY.

ICAO Specific Information: TGPY / TGPZ Hours of Operation are 1200 to 2000 from May 23 until 23 Jun 2020.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Guadeloupe

March 29, 2020

Restriction expiration: May 31, 2020.

General Restrictions: Passenger flights to Point-a-Pitre suspended through June 1. All flights between Guadeloupe and metropolitan France suspended through April 22.  Passenger flights at Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport (TFFF) suspended until further notice. Flights between Martinique and metropolitan France suspended through June 1.

Passenger Restrictions: Pax from certain European Countries are allowed. All persons arriving at the Guadeloupe islands will be subject to strict 14-Day quarantine unless Pax connecting to another flight within 24 hours.​

Crew Restrictions: No crew rest available.

Tech Stop Specifications: Possible with Pax onboard, no one can leave the aircraft. No hotel, no catering available. Fuel only during airport open hours.


Haiti

May 29, 2020

General Restrictions: Closure of all land, air, and seaports of entry and exit, as well as the suspension of all scheduled and non-scheduled flights into MTCH and MTPP until further notice.

Passenger Restrictions : Pax from the United States are allowed. All Passenger flights are restricted with approval from the Foreign Affairs office and the Prime Minister to operate particular flights. A 14-day quarantine at a government mandated facility or hotel is required.

Crew Restrictions : Crew can rest at either an airport or an off-airport hotel. There is a mandatory 14-day Quarantine at a government mandated facility or hotel.

Tech Stop Specifics: Crew / Pax may not leave the aircraft.


Jamaica

June 2, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 15, 2020

General Restrictions: Gradual opening of airports and seaports began June 1. Citizens and Legal Residents previously denied entry may return to Jamaica.  Additional relaxation of restrictions MAY occur after 15 June, with the possible reopening of borders to non-resident travelers. Most arriving travelers will be subject to strict health and quarantine protocols.  A new “Landing Permit” is required due to COVID-19 until further notice. Permit instructions found here: https://www.jcaa.gov.jm/index.php/applying-for-a-air-service-licence-permits-and-clearances/​. Permission is to be received PRIOR to filing of all Flight Plans.

Exceptions: Pax Out, Humanitarian, Diplomatic, Domestic, Cargo, Courier, Emergency, Medevac, Tech Stops

Passenger Restrictions: Jamaican authorities are allowing entry to Jamaican Residents and those with written approval from the Minister responsible for immigration and subject to prior approval of the Cabinet. Any person who enters Jamaica shall be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. Any one allowed to enter will be required to remain in quarantine at a facility designated by the government for a period of 14 days. Anyone who has entered Jamaica after March 18th, must contact the Ministry and provide the address where that person can be located. Contact details for the Ministry can be provided by your Trip Support Team. 

**New Controlled Re-Entry Application process has been established. Refer to your Universal Team for information.

Crew: Crew are advised to remain on board the aircraft and/or comply with self-quarantine measures. 


Martinique

May 13, 2020

Restriction expiration: May 18, 2020

General Restrictions: Martinique is closing its borders to foreign nationals who lack a permanent residence permit in one of the Schengen member and associated states, the EU or UK. General Curfew is from 2000 to 0500 LCL.

Restriction expiration: Until further notice.

Exceptions: 

1. Cargo
2. Pax OUT
3. MEDEVAC
4. State Acft

Crew: Crew and minimum support staff that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions. Overnight stays should be avoided unless necessary. Only one hotel is open, Bakoua Hotel.


St. Barts

May 11, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 1, 2020

General Restrictions: St-barthelemy is closing the border to foreign nationals who lack a Residence permit in one of the schengen member and associated states European union or united kingdom, unless they are arriving on a flight from those areas.

Flights for leisure and sport are prohibited.

The airports will be open for intl flights enabling foreign nationals to travel out of st-barthelemy. Airlines shall inform outbound passengers about restrictions applicable to them at the place of dest. Airline shall not embark pax subject to access ban at the place of dest.

All crew and minimum support staff that are required to carry out cargo and pax flights are exempt from the travel restrictions overnight stays should check.

The aircraft carrier is responsible for assessing prior to flt that all pax travel intents are with respect to one of the stated conditions. Air pax must provide a written commitment stating the precise reason why they travel. The aircraft carrier has to provide the regional health agency with an extensive list of pax details containing their name, phone numbers, travel reasons and postal addresses to the airport authorities.

Exceptions: Provisions will be made for repatriations, essential services, and for health and sanitation reasons. Cargo aircraft will continue to operate.


St. Kitts

May 25, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 13, 2020

​General Restrictions: Authorities in Saint Kitts and Nevis will extend the 24-hour curfew from 2000 May 15 to 0500 May 18 and will impose a nightly curfew 2000-0500 May 18-23. The government previously ordered the closure of all airports to arriving nonresidents, legal residents, and nationals March 25, until further notice.  All information for repatriation flight must be received at least 5 days before actual arrival and departure date requested. This is to give us enough time to apply for permission from the COVID – 19 TASK Committee. Full information is needed for crew and passengers i.e.: DOB, Passport number, Passport expiry date etc. We would also need a list of all countries visited in the last 14-days by the operating crew.

Passenger Restrictions: No arriving passengers.
 
Crew: No Overnight and no leaving the environs of the aircraft.

Special Considerations: Cargo and Medical aircraft are not affected by the current restrictions. We will also be giving 50% discount for all Medical Flight until 30 June 2020.

ICAO Specific Information:
 
  • TKPN – Hours are 1100 to 2200

Saint Lucia

June 2, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 4, 2020

​General Restrictions: Saint Lucia will reduce its 24 hour curfew beginning April 7th The new hours will be 2100-0500.  The Country is shut down and all hotels are closed as well.  If any flights are to arrive in TLPL, there would be a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Passenger Restrictions: Saint Lucia’s has closed its airports to all incoming commercial and private passenger flights until further notice.

Exceptions:  Cargo flights and aircraft facilitating departing passengers repatriating from Saint Lucia will be permitted.


St. Maarten

June 1, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 1555555, 2020.

General Restrictions: The government of St Maarten is prohibiting transport of all passengers to TNCM. Exempted are cargo flts, flt for the repatriation of ntl back to their respective countries, essential flights from Saba and Sint Eustatius, the transport of medical staff in the interest of public health with clr of government of Sint Maarten, charter flights approved by Sint Maarten Aviation Authority, duty airline crew, state acft with diplomatic clr technical/fuel stops wo pax disembarkation, medical emerg flt with clr of goverment of Sint Maarten, situations related to wx or acft safety, no restrictions for overflights. The exemption must be indicated in the flt pln in item 18.

If a flight is granted, usual services are available with request. Most airports in Sint Maarten are under the same, if not stricter restrictions than that mentioned. At this time, overnight crew rest is not possible. If operating for an approved purpose, it is recommended to allow 48hrs to apply for the landing permit. Will only be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Effective 1 June, aircraft may bring Pax into the country as long as they are going straight to a yacht.
  • Yachts have to have a local agent to advise Pax of the procedures to follow in order to connect directly to their yacht.
  • For a private jet, a landing permit must be submitted 48 hours in advance of the flight in order to be approved.
  • Flights bringing in Pax are allowed to stay 24 hours, but the Crew are not allowed to stay at a local hotel.  Crew must stay in apartments close to the airport. (It is recommended to do a quick turn if dropping off Pax).
  • Aircraft may still come in to pick up Pax for Repatriation purposes, the the aircraft is not allowed to overnight.  The same 48 hour requirement is mandated to get a landing permit approval.

Passenger Restrictions: Only outbound Pax allowed.

Crew: No crew rest available.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops must have to Pax onboard.  Crew may not leave the aircraft.

Special Considerations: All services available.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

May 21, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 22, 2020

General Restrictions: SVG is welcoming travelers with mandatory quarantine of 14 days regardless of country of origin. 72 hours prior permission is required for operations to ensure all requirements are met. Airport operational hours are 1200Z-2200Z but can be extended to 0000Z (note, this extension is 500 Eastern Caribbean Dollars).

Passenger Restrictions: Through June 22, all persons arriving from the following countries are required to self-quarantine for 14 days: United States, United Kingdom, EU member countries, Iran, China, South Korea, Italy, Hong Kong and Macau. Persons arriving from countries not listed will be allowed entry so long as no symptoms are exhibited, passengers will be screened upon arrival by a health official. Passengers and crew must wear gloves and masks upon arrival at the airport and practice social distancing. Transfer to an aquatic vessel without quarantine first at a hotel may be approved on a case by case basis.

Crew: Gloves and mask must be worn at the airport. Crew can rest at an off-airport hotel. While at hotel, isolation is required and crewmembers must remain in their rooms.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops with passengers are allowed with no disembarkation. Catering is unavailable.

ICAO Specific Details: Procedures vary between airports; please provide your tentative schedule to your Trip Support team for clarification.


Trinidad and Tobago

May 29, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 6, 2020

General Restrictions: Officials have ordered the closure of all the nation’s airports to passenger aircraft UFN.  Any operator who wished to operate into or out of any airport in Trinidad and Tobago must contact the Minister of National Security (Phone: 1-868-623-2441 and Email: corpcomm@mns.gov.tt) and apply for a permit to operate.

Passenger Restrictions: With approval of the Ministry of National Security only.

The Ministry of National Security may be contacted as follows:

  •    The Honorable Mr. Stuart Young
  •    Minister of National Security
  •    Ministry of National Security, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

   Temple Court 1, 31-33 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.

   TEL: 1 868 623 2441-5

   FAX: 1 868 627 8044

   EMAIL: corpcomm@mns.gov.tt

Revenue private flights require a Commercial Permit from Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority. Permit applications may only be submitted after special approval from the Ministry is received.

​Only allowed from certain Latin American Countries. 14-Day quarantine at Govt mandated facility or hotel.

Crew Restrictions: No crew rest options are available.

Tech Stop Specifications: Tech Stops with Pax onboard allowed, Pax not allowed to leave aircraft. All normal services are available at TTPP.

Special considerations: Cargo flights

ICAO Specific Information:

  • TTCP – Limited services available.
  • TTPP – Operational 24 hrs.; however, primary hours are(0800-1600), given prior notice can operate outside of these hours.

Turks and Caicos Islands

May 21, 2020

Restriction expiration: June 1, 2020

​General Restrictions: Authorities in Turks and Caicos have increased business restrictions as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials have ordered the closure of all businesses, with exemptions for healthcare facilities, ferry services for emergencies, cargo flights, and security services. These measures are in addition to the closure of all air and sea ports to regional and international passenger travel from 2359 March 24 – June 1.

Passenger Restrictions: Returning legal residents and citizens are exempt from the measure but will be subject to heightened health screenings and quarantine protocols on arrival. Any outbound passengers will be driven directly to the aircraft for boarding, and will require to self-handle luggage per Ministry of Health regulations.

Quarantine to be conducted at government mandated facility or hotel. Approved travelers must wear a mask and practice social distancing while in country. 

Crew: Crew are not permitted to enter the country.

Tech Stop Details: Allowed for fuel only. Quarantine Lounge available with ensuite bathroom where crew and pax may stay during tech stops. Handlers are unable to conduct lav service or trash removal at this time. Outbound catering is possible; please coordinate with the handler.

Provo Air Center MBPV is open and plenty of fuel for tech stop Jet-A only Aircraft Catering is Available. Handlers will be following strict protocol from Ministry of Health to ensure safety. Payment arrangements will be made online to minimize interaction with staff.

  • Temporary opening hours are 9am to 4pm daily.
  • Email is the best way to contact them, both during and outside of those hours.
  • The night Concierge service is still in place for after hours inquiries.

U.S. Virgin Islands

May 15, 2020

Restriction expiration: Until further notice.

General Restrictions: The current COVID-19 Airport Travel Restrictions report the following statement for the U.S. Virgin Islands: Airports Open. International Travel is NOT permitted.  Travel from the US Mainland is permitted, regardless of the state of origin of the flight.  For all travel from the U.S. mainland, the National Guard will meet the aircraft on arrival to check all persons for COVID-19 signs. If persons don’t exhibit any symptoms, they can depart for their destination.

Passenger Restrictions: As far as passengers, the VI Tourism put out a memo stating all residents of the VI may travel to and from the territory. All persons onboard will need to submit (in advance) their travel history for the last 14-days and submit to the ground handler. In turn, the ground handler will provide this information to the National Guard.  ​Crew: They do advise we ask where the crew have been for the prior 14-21 day period and if they are dropping off passengers or residents from hotspots to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Crew may not rest on the aircraft.

Special Considerations: Hotels are still closed, only accepting emergency personnel, essential workers, airline crew, and business travelers. Ground handler advised that though hotels are closed, there are villas that persons may try to rent.​ Some restaurants will do takeout, but no dining in.

Tech Stop Details: Country allowing Tech Stops with Pax Onboard. Crew and Pax may leave the aircraft, but all Pax will be screened on arrival.


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