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

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Anguilla

July 7, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 14, 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.

Repatriation Flights: ​At this time only repatriation flights to the United States are allowed. All repatriation flights must be coordinated through Kim Cutler – Kimg.cutler@fco.gov.uk 1-264-235-6375

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 & Barbuda

July 3, 2020

General Information: International and Regional air traffic have resumed 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. The V.C. Bird International airports /TAPA is open for international and regional travel. 

Implemented Protocols:

  • All arriving passengers are required to provide documented proof of a Negative Test for COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) taken within seven (7) days of their flight. This includes transiting passengers.
  • All arriving passengers must have a mask in their possession for use on disembarkation, which must be worn in all public areas throughout the duration of their stay in Antigua and Barbuda.
  • All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will subject to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda, and practice social distancing protocols.
  • All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities in Antigua and Barbuda.
  • All arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 in accordance with guidelines of the Quarantine Authority. Passengers failing test upon arrival will be quarantined.
  • Transiting passengers/Crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a hotel or government designated facility to await departure.-Crew quarantine is required only if they have failed temperature checks and other testing currently being done upon arrival.

According to the country tourism authority, there are at least five hotels currently open.

Passenger Restrictions: Arriving passengers will be subject to enhanced health screenings and must test negative for COVID-19 no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.  All pax must have mask upon disembarkation.  If the pax arrive without masks, the Signature Flight Support can provide this on arrival. 

Pax Restrictions: All arriving passengers and crew must have a mask for disembarking and must be worn in all public places throughout their stay in Antigua and Barbuda. Mask will be provided by our team in the event crew or passengers arrive without. All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities, upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda.

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 – A mandatory curfew remains in effect for Antigua and Barbuda 2300 Local – 0500 Local / 0300 UTC – 0900 UTC. Operations must commence between 0600 Local – 2200 Local / 1000 UTC – 0200 UTC. At this time no flights will be accepted outside of this timeframe.

Based on requirements from the Ministry Of Health, the airport authority has implemented the screening of arrivals at the Main Terminal. All flights arriving will be required to conduct  screening at the Main Terminal by representatives from the Ministry of Health. Local ATC will provide directions for parking at Main Terminal ramp and our team members will be present to facilitate parking of the aircraft. After the screening of passengers and crew and clearance received from Ministry of Health the aircraft will be able to taxi to the General Aviation Ramp where Customs and Immigration clearance will take place, also where ground transport will be met.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.​

 


Aruba

July 7, 2020

Restriction expiration: October 10, 2020

General restrictions: In order to contain the spread of Covid-19, the government of Aruba is prohibiting transport of pax to Aruba. Exempted are general and commercial flights from European Union countries, all countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Schengen member states including all overseas territories, United Kingdom including all overseas territories, Canada, Anguilla, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the transport of legal residents of Aruba that are approved by the department of civil aviation Aruba. All private and unscheduled passenger flights require prior approval by the department of civil aviation Aruba. There are no travel restrictions in place for pax departing from Aruba and there are no travel restrictions in place for duty airline crew.

Aruba will start accepting flights from United States starting July 10.

All visitors will be required to comply with arrival, screening and health procedures as mandated by the Aruba Airport Authority and the Government of Aruba.

The mandatory requirements will include:

  • Complete the ED card online (also for residents) at www.edcardaruba.aw 72 hours before the trip to Aruba
  • Online ED card includes a health questionnaire
  • The negative COVID PCR test can be loaded onto the ED card
  • Health insurance is required for all NON residents www.arubavisitorsinsurance.aw
  • Pax must download the health application at www.edcardaruba.aw
  • The health declaration (GenDec) must be presented by Pilot in Command
  • Health exams (for people who have sent the results of their COVID PCR test before traveling to Aruba) consisting of a temperature check and a brief interview
  • COVID 19 PCR test if the above results have not been submitted
  • Quarantine for 24 hours pending test results
  • The crew will only undergo health exams upon arrival
  • All travelers wear a mask while in-flight to Aruba
  • While masks will not be required in Aruba, we strongly encourage visitors to have their mask handy for situations where social distancing proves difficult.

Passenger Restrictions: All passengers (including residents of Aruba) are required to provide a certified negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been taken within 72 hours prior to departure to be allowed into Aruba. They are required to upload this test at www.edcardaruba.aw 12 hours prior to departure. In the case that a passenger is unable to undergo a COVID-test prior to departure, he/she will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. He/she shall apply a one-day quarantine while awaiting result. Passenger with a positive result shall be isolated according to local protocol.

Crew Restrictions: Crew are exempt.

o Can crew rest?  // Yes they can.

o Can crew rest at a hotel at or near the airport?  // yes, however hotel should be arrange before arrival.

o Can crew rest on the aircraft? // No

The Hyatt Place hotel is open.

Crew members who are entering Aruba are: 

  • Exempted from testing (pre-departure and upon arrival), COVID-19 health insurance and the online health assessment. 
  • Are required to undergo health screening upon arrival. Screening will consist of a temperature reading and a short interview by the Point of Entry Healthcare Worker (PHW). If a crew member fails to pass the screening, he/she shall be tested (COVID-19 PCR) and apply a one-day quarantine while awaiting result. A crew member with a positive result shall be isolated according to the local protocol, and the Operator shall be liable for these expenses (testing, isolation accommodations, medical cost, etc.). 
  • Are required to complete the Crew COVID-19 Status Card and submit it to the (PHW) when undergoing the above-mentioned health screening upon arrival at Aruba. 
  • Are required to wear a face mask from the moment of boarding the aircraft until the moment of leaving the AUA airport’s premises. This will also be the case when departing from the AUA airport (from entering the airport until boarding the aircraft). Crew members departing from Aruba will not undergo the health screening unless he/she is visible sick and detected/reported by an airport user. If the crew member fails the health screening, he/she shall be tested and apply a one-day quarantine while awaiting result. A person with a positive result shall be isolated according to local protocol and the Operator shall be liable for these expenses (testing, isolation accommodations, medical cost, etc.).

Tech Stop Details: 

Tech stops are permitted

o With pax onboard:  // Yes, they are not allowed to disembark 

o Can crew/pax leave aircraft:  // Crew and pax caleave the aircraft.

o Are any services not available? // Most of hotels are closed //  all services are available

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Bahamas

July 7, 2020

​​General Restrictions: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is preparing for Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, which will begin on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and allow for the resumption of international commercial travel to The Bahamas – https://www.bahamas.com/pressroom/bahamas-ministry-tourism-aviation-prepares-phase-2-reopening-July-1.

All Islands Of The Bahamas Will Reopen to International Travel. Visitors Must Present Negative COVID-19 Test and Complete an Electronic Health Visa to be Granted Entry.

Passenger Restrictions:

  • Requirements for Aircrafts, Passengers and Crews entering the Bahamas via Private Aircrafts. 

Prior to Arrival

  1. COVID19 PCR Molecular Swab Test with Negative Result (Required until further Notice)
  •  Effective July 7, 2020 test must be taken within a window of up to 7 days before travel to The Bahamas. Until this date, tests that have been taken no later than 10 days prior to travel will continue to be accepted.
  • Test results must be uploaded to online travel health form and presented upon arrival
  • Select Individuals will be exempt from Testing, which includes:
    • Children under the age of two (2). Children between 3 and 10 must take a test, unless proof is  presented upon arrival that state/county does not administer tests for children in this age range.​
    • Private pilots who do not deplane
    • Bahamian citizens, residents & homeowners returning from English speaking CARICOM countries.
  1. All Travelers must submit a travel health form online at https://travel.gov.bs/international
  •        Forms must be filled out prior to travel
  •        User will receive an automate response
  •        Failure to comply with the test requirements and health form submission will result in denied entry
  1. No Quarantine Required       
  • Citizens & Residents Of The Bahamas – Because of the difficulty in obtaining a PCR COVID-19 test result within three days, Bahamians and residents returning home from a trip abroad over a period of 72 hours or less are exempted from having to provide a PCR COVID-19 negative test result to re-enter the country.  However, these travelers will have to quarantine for two weeks upon their return home.  The period of quarantine time may be reduced if the traveler opts to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in The Bahamas and the result is negative.  The traveler will be responsible for the cost of the test. Bahamians and residents returning to The Bahamas from countries where they cannot obtain the COVID 19 RTPCR test, may be permitted entry. However, they must clearly demonstrate that the test was unavailable. They will also be subject to mandatory quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival in The Bahamas. However, these travelers will have to quarantine for two weeks upon their return home. The period of quarantine time may be reduced if the traveler opts to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in The Bahamas and the result is negative.  The traveler will be responsible for the cost of the test. 
  • International Private Charter Flights Arriving Empty To Collect Passengers.  Private pilots who do not deplane, are not required to take the test.
  • US Military, Emergency Medical Flights.
  • Cargo & Courier Flights. Private pilots who do not deplane, are not required to take the test.

Air Travel

  • Wear a face mask –  Entering and transiting terminals.
  • Temperature Screening for all incoming passengers and crews overnighting.
  • (Passengers showing symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to an on-site quarantine area for further evaluation.
  • Follow physical distancing directions

Inter-Island Travel To Family Islands (For more information visit www.opm.gov.bs).  Passengers travelling from New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini by aircraft, mailboat or passenger ferry will be required to complete a standardized travel form and a standardized health form online https://travel.gov.bs/domestic or at the time of check-in. These forms will be used to collect contact information and a COVID19 risk assessment for health officials

Most of the tourism sector remains closed, including tourist attractions, excursions and tours, vendors (including straw vendors), and jet ski operators.​

ICAO Specific Information: All ground handling requests are to be forwarded via email to the respective location in advance of operation and confirmation received prior to arrival.

Odyssey Aviation Locations will be open 7 days a week starting June 8th.

MYNN (NASSAU) – June 8th – June 30th 2020 – 0700L/1100UTC – 1900L/2300UTC

MYEF (EXUMA), MYSM (SAN SALVADOR), MYEM & MYER (Governor’s Harbour & Rock Sound)

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.

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

July 8, 2020

​​General Restrictions: Handling requests are now required for entry and Health Authorities notification. 

Barbados Nationals abroad should contact the High Commission or Barbados Embassy where they are located for further guidance.

Barbados is expected to reopen 12 July to international arrivals.

As of June 30, the following flights are permitted: Cargo, Medevac, Tech stops for fuel and special authorized flights such as Humanitarian Aid.

Passenger Restrictions: Ministry of Health is working on below new protocols prior to allowing visitor flights.

  • All arriving passengers within 72 hours prior to departure for Barbados must take a Covid-19 PCR ANTIGEN TEST, which must be certified by an accredited lab. The certificate stating a negative result must be presented on arrival.
  • If the test is not done prior to arrival it will be administered on arrival at the airport. Persons will then be quarantined at one of the four hotels sanctioned by government whilst awaiting the results at their own expense.
  • If found to be positive, they will then be quarantined for the 14 day period at a government facility.
  • All passengers must wear face masks and have temperature checks on arrival.
  • The curfew has been lifted.
  • All international Flights may resume- This includes GA flights. 

Crew Restrictions: Crew may spend up to 48 hours but they will be quarantined at the hotel until departure, this will remain valid till the 11th of July at TBPB. After that date new protocols may be implemented. Crew may remain onboard the aircraft to rest.  Crew hotels currently available in TBPB are the Marriott Courtyard Bridgetown, Hilton Barbados and the Radisson Aquatica Barbados.

Tech Stop Details: Passengers must remain onboard; Crew can leave the aircraft. All services are available. 

Special Considerations: Should catering be needed for an aircraft, notice should be given at least 48 hours in advance to ensure delivery. -The new-look ED online card (not yet released as of July 1) which will now have personal health questions relating to symptoms must be completed prior to arrival. A barcode will be sent via email and must be presented to immigration and customs on arrival.

ICAO Specific Information: 

TBPB – Airport is open 24 hours daily.


Belize

July 7, 2020

Restrictions expiration: August 15, 2020.

General Restrictions: There is an expectation that the restrictions for Belize will be reduced, but the specific time period has not been determined. The Government of Belize is currently updating it’s arrival/departure protocols.​

Citizens and residents only are allowed into the country at this time.

Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter the country.

Arriving citizens and residents are expected to wear masks and gloves additional measures are under consideration by the Government of Belize.

There is a complete closure of all borders and ports of entry through at least July 1 and may be extended through mid-July or early August. Cenamer ACC/FIR will be Providing FIS for aircraft overflying through Belizean airspace below FL200. Operators conducting flights for exempt missions must request permission 48 hrs in advance and must wait for special clearance from the Belize Director of Civil Aviation.

Operators should request permission 48 hrs in advance and must wait for special clearance from the Belize Director of Civil Aviation.

Only accepting Repatriation and MEDEVAC Flights.

MZBZ is closed until Aug 15 and will not have any quarantine restrictions. All souls on board will need to arrive with health certificate showing negative COVID-19 results.

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.

Tech Stop: Possible (no pax disembark possible) No crew rest options are possible at this time.

ICAO Specific Information: MZBZ – is closed for international general aviation and commercial passenger flights except for thos with the above special permission.- MZBZ reopens 15 August 2020 to commercial and general aviation.


Bermuda

July 8, 2020

General Restrictions: Currently, all flights require PPR for Bermuda.

**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, Cargo flights, and flights to drop off Pax if the Pax go straight to their yacht to quarantine for 14-days or length of stay, whichever is shorter. 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

Upon arrival, the plane will be met by staff from the Ministry of Health.  They will give brief comments about the need to wear masks when entering the FBO.  All immigration documents and passports will also be collected.  The documentation will be taken inside for processing.  Once complete, the passengers will be invited to disembark in groups of 2.  Once inside they will undergo brief health screenings by the Health Nurses, including brief questions and temperature check. They will thereafter clear customs and allowed to leave the facility.

Bermuda resumed international passenger flights from July 1. Passengers that enter will need to return a negative test result for COVID-19 prior to travelling. Expect to wear face masks in and around the airport, complete a declaration.

The below must be forwarded in advance of flight for all persons onboard aircraft.

a. Name
b. Nationality
c. Date of Birth
d. Passport Number
e. Passport Expiration Date
 

1. All arriving passengers should seek to be tested using nasal swab within 72 hours of arrival into Bermuda,-Pre Departure.  

2. They will also be tested upon arrival and must self quarantine until their results are known.  If both tests are negative, they can move about Bermuda under the same terms as other residents. 

They will, however, be required to undergo additional RT-PCR tests on days three, seven, and 14 of their stays in Bermuda. All persons entering via TXKF (BDA) will be tested upon arrival and required to self-isolate until the results are ready (typically 6-8 hours).

Travelers arriving without proof of having tested negative will be tested upon arrival, ordered into quarantine, and retested 72 hours later. Such individuals will be allowed out of quarantine only if both tests are negative. All travelers will be required to submit a form reporting on their health to authorities every day for the first 14 days of their stay.

As of 11 July 2020, visitors without a negative pre-departure test result will not be able to obtain Travel Authorization.

Passenger Restrictions: Bermuda citizens, work permit holders, Pax arriving to go straight to their yacht and quarantine for 14-days and persons with a residency certificate are allowed. Upon arrival, Pax will go through CIQ and those going to a yacht will be escorted by the handler directly to the yacht.

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 Restrictions: Health forms are required to be completed by all flight crew.

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.

LF Wade International Airport (BDA) remains closed for all arriving international passenger flights until further notice. While there are no restrictions on departures, flight options are severely limited. The seaport has also been closed for all nonessential arriving vessels. Cargo flights and vessels transporting essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from the restrictions. Local residents must self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon arrival in Bermuda.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.​

 

British Virgin Islands

July 5, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 31, 2020

General Restrictions:Authorities in the British Virgin Islands have reduced the 24-hour curfew to a 2200 to 0500 LCL as of June 8th. All flight operations into and out of TUPJ remain in place through July 31, with the exception of cargo, freight medevac and repatriation.

Repatriation flights are possible with government approval, but crew cannot overnight/leave the aircraft.

14 Day quarantine will be required for all returning nationals.

Passenger Restrictions: Citizens and permanent residents are allowed to re-enter as of June 4th. All air traffic remains closed for non-resident foreign nationals inbound 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:

  • TUPJ: Airport Hours of Operation 0700lcl-1900lcl daily.
  • TUPJ now requires a PPR through August 31. A Handling request will be required to apply for the PPR and must be received 24 hours in advance.
  • Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.​

Cayman Islands

July 7, 2020

​​General Restrictions: As of July 1st the Cayman Islands Ministry of International Trade & Maritime Affairs has launched an entirely new single point of registration to streamline travel until the borders are reopened to normal commercial travel that will also coordinate travel as well as manage the Government Isolation facilities for persons returning to the Cayman Islands.

All persons wishing to travel to, from and within the Cayman Islands, whether by air or sea, are asked to reconfirm their intentions and desire to travel at www.exploregov.ky/traveltime.  

The public is reminded of the Government policy that requires all persons returning to the Cayman Islands to isolate for 14 days in a Government isolation facility.   

Persons who have applied under the original emergency travel process, and awaiting confirmation of a travel date and flight, are asked to reconfirm their intentions and desire to travel at www.exploregov.ky/traveltime

Flights after the 11th of July are being arranged and will be offered based on demand via the registration process at www.exploregov.ky/traveltime.

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). International flights are still restricted, however Cayman is land is now moving to Level II -Minimal Suppression Status.  

Repatriation flights (i.e. charters, etc.) are being allowed to return foreign residents to their respective countries. All international commercial passenger flights remain suspended at MWCB and MWCR until at least the end of August. 

The process for arranging such is as follows: 

Other Type of Flights Allowed:

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. The application package can be found here: https://www.caacayman.com/wp-content/uploads/forms/Nonscheduled%20Operating%20Permits%20Application%20Package%20Revision%20June%202018.pdf and by using email address: civil.aviation@caacayman.com.

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 quick 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.

Passengers must wear facemasks and practice social distancing.

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

ICAO Specific information: MWCR airport running limited hours Monday-Friday, closed on weekends.

Consult your Universal team for more information.

MWCR:

Runway operating hours placed in local times:

  • Monday – runway open 1600 to 1800

  • Tuesday – runway open 1600 to 1800,
  • Wednesday – runway open 0700 to 1300, and 1600 to 1800
  • Thursday – runway open 1600 to 1800,
  • Friday – runway open 0700 to 2100,
  • Saturday – runway closed for airside works 24hrs.
  • Sunday – runway closed for airside works 24hrs.​

Cuba

July 3, 2020

Restriction expiration: August 1, 2020.

​​​​General Restrictions: Aircraft operations only in the interest of medical collaboration, humanitarian aid and cargo transfer are allowed. The ban on other international flights to/from Cuba has been extended through 01-August. As of July 1, tourists will be able to travel to Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa Maria, and Cayo Largo del Sur. Only charter flights are permitted, and all passengers will be subject to enhanced health screenings and mandatory testing. 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.

Authorities previously suspended all inbound and outbound international commercial and charter passenger flights. Cargo operations and humanitarian flights will be able to continue. No foreign sea vessels are allowed in Cuban waters until further notice. Nonresident foreign nationals were banned from entering Cuba March 24. Returning citizens and residents will be subject to mandatory quarantine measures for up to 14 days. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice.

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. 


 

Dominica

July 3, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 14, 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 through 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. As of July 1st, authorities have lifted all curfew measures and internal restrictions on movements and operations.

Passenger Restrictions: All commercial and private passenger flights at Douglas-Charles Airport /TDPD remain suspended until further notice (still true as of July 1st).

Crew: ​Must not disembark the aircraft. Crew only tech-stops allowed.  Crew can rest on the aircraft if needed.

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

July 3, 2020

General Restrictions: As of July 1st, the Dominican Republic is reopening international airports to international arrivals.  They will still have a number of measures in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  There will still be health checks and passenger health/locator forms to complete.

ICAO Specific Information:

  • MDPC – FBO Terminal closed until further notice. GA Terminal closed Daily 1900/1200 until further notice.

Grenada

July 8, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 31, 2020.

General Restrictions: Handling request required and permission needs to be obtained from the Govt. Authorities. All airports closed to commercial passenger traffic until further notice. Authorities have said that International Travel is likely to resume June 30.  For Repatriation flights, an application must be sent to the Authorities to get approval at least 48 hours before the flight can operate. As indicated, no Pax are allowed on the incoming flight.​ 

Handling request required and permission needs to be obtained from the Govt Authorities. Grenada Nationals are now allowed to return but not before approval is obtained. IAM will need to apply for approval from the Chief Medical Officer and Civil Aviation​.

A 2300-0500 curfew will be in place until July 7th as part of the COVID-19 restrictions.

Passenger Restrictions: No foreign nationals may enter the country. Grenada Nationals must apply for approval from the Chief Medical Officer and Civil Aviation. 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. Anyone entering the country must quarantine for 14 days at Govt Mandated facility or Hotel and bear the cost.​

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 0800-1600 LCL

 


Guadeloupe

July 9, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 10, 2020.

General Restrictions: ALL flights coming from a foreign country must be approved by a government official (EMMANUEL.SADOUX@GUADELOUPE.PREF.GOUV.FR)

Passenger Restrictions: Pax from certain European Countries allowed (Schengen area). All persons arriving at the Guadeloupe islands must have a negative result for COVID-19 test less than 72 hours and will be subject to strict 14-Day quarantine unless Pax connecting to another flight the same day.

Crew Restrictions: Crew rest is available. Crew can rest at hotel or on aircraft. Quarantine required for the duration of stay if less than 7 days and must have negative result for COVID test less than 72 hours.

Tech Stop Specifications: Possible with Pax onboard. Crew and pax can leave the aircraft. Fuel only during airport open hours.

ICAO Specific Information:

TFFR – Aerodrome reserved for scheduled commercial aircraft, MEDEVAC and State Aircraft. For non-scheduled commercial aircraft, 72 hours PPR. Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Haiti

July 5, 2020

​Restriction expiration: July 19, 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.

Flights of these types are excluded: – cargo, domestic flights, emergency, SAR, humanitarian, medevac and government flights.

Authorities announced reopening for all type of flights starting 30 June. Flight options are likely to remain limited and passengers will be subject to advanced health screenings. More information for GA to follow. 

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 Details: Crew / Pax may not leave the aircraft.

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Jamaica

July 5, 2020

​General Restrictions: Handling request required all flights, whether part 91, 135, medevac or fuel stops are now required to obtain a landing permit 72 hours prior to schedule arrival. ​

All fights are now required to obtain a landing permit 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Emergency landings will be accommodated. 

  • All foreign crew and passengers MUST obtain travel authorization prior to arrival.
  • Jamaican nationals/residents crew and passengers will be required to obtain travel authorization from JAM-COVID website https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/ and select the immigration option. If not ordinarily a resident, complete application for entry through the website https://www.visitjamaica.com
  • Borders are open to all foreign nationals
  • On arrival crew and passengers will have temperature screening and interviews conducted at the airport followed by a swab test at a Government Facility or mobile testing unit until a permanent area is designated at the FBO.
  • If swab test returns positive for COVID-19 crew or passengers will be held in a government facility or intended abode for 14 days at their own cost. 
  • Persons who are required to quarantine shall be monitored by an electronic device.

PERMIT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Part 91, Medevac and Fuel stop flights will now require a landing authorization from the JCAA. Please see website: https://www.jcaa.gov.jm/wpcontent/uploads/2020/05/Flight-Authorization-Form.pdf. Crew/ Pax Passport information required: Names/ DOB/ Nationalities/ Issuance and Expiry dates. 
  • Part 135 flights require a charter permit for entry. Please see attached documents required to obtain this permit. Crew/ Pax Passport information required: Names/ DOB/ Nationalities/ Issuance and Expiry dates.

All permit requests MUST be submitted 72 hours prior to arrival. Failure to comply with this request may result in the operation being delayed.

Passenger Restrictions: Must register with www.visitjamaica.com if a non-national of Jamaica and www.jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm if a Jamaican National

Crew: If overnighting, must register with www.visitjamaica.com if a non-national of Jamaica and www.jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm if a Jamaican National. If just doing a tech stop, no requirements

ICAO Specific Information: 

  • MKJS 0700-1900lcl all week
  • Open to International Flights
  • MKJP-Open to International Flights
  • MKBS-Open to International Flights

Martinique

July 8, 2020

General restrictions: Through the 26th of June, TFFF airport is reserved for scheduled commercial aircraft, medevac, state aircraft, based general aviation and emergency.  Private or general aviation flights can request PPR 72 hours in advance of flight; approvals are on a case by case basis.  Starting June 26th, the airport is scheduled to open 7 days a week, making landing authorizations easier to get and possible during the weekends. 

Martinique closes its borders to Foreign Nationals who lack a Residence Permit in of the Schengen Member and Associated States, EU, or UK, unless they are arriving on a flight from those areas.

Travel to Martinique shall be authorized only for the reasons given in the document “Movement Certificate for Travel to a French Overseas Community”, available online.

  • Imperative Family Reason

  • Serious Personal Health Related Reason
  • Professional Travel, which cannot be postponed
All Pax present to the air carrier, before boarding:
  • A Sworn statement that indicates the purpose of their movement, accompanied by supporting documents
  • A Sworn statement that they do not show any symptoms of COVID-19, available on the internet.

Quarantine or Isolation measures as prescribed at the arrival in Martinique, except for Guadeloupe, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.

The Air Carrier may require Pax to undergo a temperature check before boarding and deny boarding to Pax who refuse screening.

The Air Carrier denies boarding to any person aged eleven years or older who does not wear a facemask. The requirement shall not prevent the Pax from being asked to withdraw it for the purpose of Identity check.

The Air Carrier shall inform the Pax on board, by means of sound announcements, about hygiene and social distancing measures.

The Air Carrier cannot carry more than 200 Pax per Transatlantic Flight from the Outside.

Passenger Restrictions: Subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival except Pax connecting to another flight within 24hrs. Pax must have a written commitment stating precise reason for travel and commitment to a 14-day quarantine at their place of residence on arrival.

Crew: Crew and minimum support staff that are required to carry out cargo and passenger flights are exempt from the travel restrictions. No quarantine requirements. Crew can rest at off airport hotels. Hotels gradually reopening; the Bakoua Hotel is currently open.

Tech Stop Information: Possible with PAX onboard; Crew and Pax may leave the aircraft.  All normal services are available.

Puerto Rico

July 7, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 15, 2020

General Restrictions: Cargo and maintenance flights are allowed at all airports. International travel restrictions continue to be enforced; the governor has stated that the island will likely only reopen for foreign tourism from July 15. All commercial passenger flights into the island will land at TJSJ in San Juan, while charter flights will only be able to land in TJSJ, TJBQ and TJIG. Enhanced health screenings are being enforced.  Any flight that arrives from Europe has to go through one of the following 13 designated airports in the Mainland first: ATL-HNL-JFK-LAX-ORD-SEA-SFO-IAD-DFW-DTW-EWR-MIA-BOS.  We can receive this flight after it has been through one of the designated airports mentioned above.  All on board must follow curfew from 1900 LCL – 0500 LCL daily.

Flights from Brazil and Europe are not currently allowed.

The night curfew from 2200-0500 local time has been extended through at least July 22nd and must be followed by all residents and visitors.

Until further notice, face masks are required in businesses, institutions, and facilities.

Passenger Restrictions: All Inbound passengers should be on quarantine only during the days of stay on TJSJ . A staff from the National Guard will take the temperature as soon as crew and pax arrive on our FBO. Crew and pax can visit places like Supermarkets, Pharmacies, Malls  etc  but it is mandatory to wear their masks at all times. Non-US citizens or residents from 28 European countries, Iran, and China will not be allowed to enter the island until further notice.  

This Notification will be only for Private Flights. 

Crew Restrictions: Crew are exempt from the quarantine requirements.

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed from all countries but Brazil and Europe. Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.


St. Barts

July 8, 2020

General Restrictions: As of June 22, 2020, the island of St-Barthélemy is once again open to non-essential travel and tourism. Whether you are visiting an island friend or local resident, returning to spend time in your vacation home, or coming back to spend some vacation time on the island, Saint Barts is pleased to welcome you back. Life on the island has returned to normal. Island beaches are open without restriction, restaurants and boutiques are operating as usual.

To keep you and islanders safe, please note the new safety measures now in application.

To enjoy your stay in Saint-Barthélemy, you will be asked to provide a Covid-negative RT-PCR test performed within 3 days prior your departure.

lf it is impossible for you to get tested prior to your departure and provide such documentation, you will be required to be tested for Covid 19 within 24 hours of your arrival. Until your test results are known you will be required to observe strict quarantine in your villa or hotel room during which time interaction is limited to only those traveling in your party. Test results will take less than 24 hours to be released.

lf you are staying on the island for a period that exceeds 7 days, a second RT-PCR test will be required on Day 7 following your arrival.

Children below age 10 are not subjected to testing.

Special Considerations: Leaving the aircraft masks are to be worn.


St. Kitts

July 7, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 25, 2020

General Restrictions: 48 hours notice of Handling request required to obtain approval. 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.

48 hours notice of Handling request required to obtain approval​.

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.

Tech Stops: Crew and passengers will not be allowed to leave the aircraft. Crew can not rest at hotel. Crew rest onboard aircraft is allowed. 

ICAO Specific Information:

TKPN – Hours are 0600 local to 1700 local

Please refer to your Universal Team for additional specifics.


Saint Lucia

July 8, 2020

​​Restriction expiration: July 8, 2020

General Restrictions: The Government of Saint Lucia will introduce several new and updated protocols for arrivals from July 9, 2020. Travelers will be required to obtain a negative PCR (Polymerized Chain Reaction) test within seven days of travel unless they are arriving from countries in the Travel Bubble designated by the Government of Saint Lucia.

Visitors traveling only from destinations that have zero or a low instance of COVID-19 cases will be exempt from the seven day pre-testing requirement. These destinations currently include Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos. Visitors with a travel history from these areas in the last 14 days will also be exempt from quarantine.​

All visitors and returning citizens to Saint Lucia must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival. Visitors can go to www.stlucia.org and click on the COVID-19 page to find a link to the form. Visitors must fill out details including proof of negative PCR testing and indicate which COVID-19 Certified hotel they will be staying in.

  • Pre-testing prior to travel is now mandatory. Visitors must provide a negative test result taken seven days or less before travel to Saint Lucia. This comes into effect from July 9, 2020 and will be reviewed after 30 days.
  • All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested. They will be required to remain in quarantine/isolation at their hotel or Government Operated Quarantine Facility until the test result is obtained. If the test is positive they will be transferred to a treatment facility until they receive two negative test results and are clinically stable.
  • Passengers arriving with proof of a negative PCR test may be exempt from on-island testing and advance through immigration, baggage claim, customs and arrivals for transportation to their COVID-19 certified hotel, pre-approved home quarantine facility or Government Operated Quarantine Facility.
  • ​Anyone arriving without proof of a negative PCR test will be subject to immediate isolation and testing with possible quarantine or treatment should a passenger test positive – at their own cost. It is recommended that visitors check their local government websites to identify PCR testing locations. U.K. travelers need to check with an accredited private healthcare provider for PCR testing options.

TLPL is open to regional and international flights. The competent authority may impose travel restrictions if required. 

Restrictions are expected to be reduced in August. Please check back with your team for further information.

Passenger Restrictions: All arriving passengers and crew must have a mask for disembarking and must be worn in all public places throughout their stay. Also passengers are expected to practices social distancing protocols.

Crew Restrictions: Crew are exempt from the 48 hour testing requirement for entry. Flight Crew presenting signs and symptoms upon arrival will be subjected to further screening and testing.

Tech Stop Specifics: Allowed with Passengers onboard.  Crew and Passengers may leave aircraft unless they show signs and symptoms, then they will be subject to screening and testing.

ICAO Specific Information: TLPL Hours of Operation 1000-1800lcl


St. Maarten

July 9, 2020

​General Restrictions: Handling request and PPR are required.

The government of Sint Maarten is currently updating the entry requirements for Sint Maarten. It is expected to begin allowing passenger to travel to TNCM for business, charter, and leisure of any type, not specific to the drop off for yacht use only. 

  • PASSENGERS FROM EUROPE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA ARE ALLOWED ENTRY.
  • ANY PASSENGER OR CREW THAT IS ENTERING THE ISLAND HAS TO FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM AVAILABLE AT stmaartenentry.com
  • AND ALSO PROVIDE THEIR PCR TEST RESULTS NO OLDER THAN 72HRS (EVEN IF THEY ARE IN TRANSIT TO ANOTHER DESTINATION)

Passenger Information: Passengers can now travel to TNCM (not just being dropped off at a yacht)

  • Any persons looking to enter the country (crew/passengers) must complete the following:
  • PCR test completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Complete a questionnaire 
  • Must be provided to the handler in advance
  • Complete a health declaration
  • Must be provided to the handler in advance
  • Crew can now enter the country. If they provide the above information (PCR test, questionnaire, health declaration), they can stay at a hotel of their choosing (no longer the need to stay at the government approved apartments close to the airport)
  • Landing permits
  • Required for 135 operations
  • Not required for 91 operations

PASSENGERS CAN MOVE AROUND FREELY ONCE THEY HAVE DONE A PCR TEST AND RESULTS (NEGATIVE) ARE NO OLDER THAN 72HRS.

A permit is now only required for Part 135 operators to operate into St. Maarten. The following documents will be required for application, Airworthiness Certificate, Registration Certificate, Insurance documents and Noise certificate this is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The requirements for Private flights to have a permit – No longer applicable.

Under the current restrictions mentioned, persons may enter and are still subject to the current visa requirements. Hence, immigration approval will still be required followed by CAA landing approval only for 135 flights.

Nationals and visitors from Saba, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Anguilla, St Barthelemy, Martinique and Guadeloupe who did not travel 21 days prior to the date of Dep will be accepted. A 14 day quarantine is not required for these nationals.

St Maarten Nationals in possession of a Dutch passport not coming the islands as mentioned above and/or not meeting the 21 days travel as stated, will be placed in 14 day quarantine designated facility at their own cost. St Maarten residents (Non-Nationals) in possession of a valid residence permit with a letter from The Minister of Justice allowing them to enter the country, will be placed in a 14 day quarantine designated facility at their own cost.

If a flight is granted, usual services are available with request. 

Passenger Restrictions: Passengers are allowed providing travelers must wear a mask and practice social distancing while in country. 

Crew: Crew can rest at an off-airport hotel. If Crew can provide the above information (PCR test, questionnaire, health declaration), they can stay at a hotel of their choosing (no longer the need to stay at the government approved apartments close to the airport). Crew once they provide their CPC results along with the entry form available at stmaartenentry.com

Crew is allowed to move around freely once they have provided their PCR test results and entry form at stmaartenentry.com 

Tech Stop Details: Tech stops can have passengers at this time, and crew and passengers may use the facilities at the handler if needed.

If crew is only dropping off and not leaving the aircraft then they do not have to present a PCR test.

Both crew and passenger have to wear masks at all times when on the airport.

TNCM hours of operation are (11:00Z – 01:00Z)

Special Considerations: All services available.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.

 


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

July 8, 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. 

It is mandatory for all arriving passengers to be self-quarantined at their expense either at a private home, villa or hotel for 14 days and passport will be ceased for those said days. Quarantine cannot be done on private yacht. Please be informed that authorization from the Ministry of Health is required for arrival of non-nationals and an approval cannot be granted for the flight until received. 

The following measures will take effect July 1

  • All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19 and will be placed under a mandatory 24-hour self-quarantine.
  • Persons arriving with a negative antibody test (where the test was done in the last five days) and test negative in the COVID-19 test taken on arrival, do not need to further quarantine
  • Persons who test positive for the COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, regardless of approved documentation, will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. 
  • Persons arriving from the CARICOM bubble, which includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago, will not be tested for COVID-19, provided they have been in the CARICOM bubble for at least 14 days
  • Travelers whose country of origin is one in the CARICOM Bubble will require the following to enter St. Vincent and the Grenadines: 
  • VINCYCOVID online application process and/or 
  • Completed COVID-19 Questionnaire (on vessel) 
  • No COVID-19 laboratory test. 

Non- CARICOM Bubble: Travelers from countries of origin not in the CARICOM Bubble will require the following to enter St. Vincent and the Grenadines: 

  • VINCYCOVID online application process and/or 
  • Completed COVID-19 Questionnaire (on vessel) , 
  • PCR Testing on arrival
  • Court-Ordered, 24-hour quarantine (Await results in home or hotel). 

Crew Restrictions: Gloves and mask must be worn at the airport. Overnight rest for crew may be granted based on their travelling distance. It is a case by case situation which would be determined by the MOH. Once they disembark at TVSA they must be self-quarantined at their expense also. 

Arrivals would be screened and requested to sign a written agreement to complete quarantine as instructed by the MOH. If crewmembers are to quarantine in their private homes in SVG, the Cruise Medical Team must conduct COVID-19 tests on all crewmembers prior to boarding any flight with SVG as the final destination. Where laboratory tests for COVID-19 cannot be conducted prior to boarding the flight, crewmembers will be quarantined in a government approved facility at the cost of the repatriating company until sufficient laboratory testing determines that the repatriated persons are at minimal risk of being COVID-19 positive.​

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

ICAO Specific Details: 

TVSA, TVSB, TVSC, TVSM and TVSU airports are open.

TVSA is open 1000 UTC to 2200 UTC daily; overtime is currently unavailable.

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

Special considerations: Aircraft must be sprayed with insecticide and disinfected before landing.

A copy of all passengers and crew passports, hotel reservation and flight’s itinerary must be sent along with attachments to be completed above; this must be done at least 72hrs as required by CEO and MOH before flight arrives. Then we will be able to confirm handling request and further services.

 


Trinidad and Tobago

July 8, 2020

General Restrictions: Handling Request is required and to meet the Minister of National Security’s approval.

As decreed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, The Honorable Doctor Keith Rowley, all borders (land and sea) will remain closed, this extends the previous until 26th  June 2020 notice. The Prime Minister will update the citizens and the diaspora regarding any extension of our borders closure at that time.

Prior, Officials have returned to the closure of all the nation’s airports to passenger aircraft UFN. No foreign nationals are allowed in at this time.    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.

The following documents must be provided along with the request for exemption:

Copy of the bio data page of their passport

Copy of their permanent residence stamp in their passport or copy of permanent residence certificate (residents of T&T only)

This approval letter must accompany the handling request.

Handling request required and permission must be obtained from the Minister of National Security this approval letter must accompany handling request

  • No Tech stops allowed with passenger on board. 
  • No Crew rest options available.
  • No Crew disembarkation if aircraft is allowed to operate by the Minister of National Security.

Those arriving will have to comply with the following Local Health and Safety Recommendations:

  • Must wear mask
  • Must wear gloves
  • Must practice social distancing
  • Must shelter-in-place, self-isolate, or quarantine

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

Nationals and permanent residents seeking to enter as well as persons wishing to depart, must submit their request for exemption to the email address travelexemption@mns.gov.tt for the consideration of the Minister of National Security. The following documents must be provided along with the request for exemption: 

  • Copy of bio data page of their passport. 
  • Copy of their permanent resident stamp in their passport or a copy of permanent residence certificate (Trinidad & Tobago only). ​

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. A 14-Day quarantine will be required at a Govt mandated facility or hotel.

Tech Stop Specifications: Tech Stops with Passengers onboard allowed, Passengers not allowed to leave aircraft. All normal services are available at TTPP. Crew only may be escorted to restroom if necessary, but will have to be screened and escorted back to aircraft.

Special considerations: Cargo flights

ICAO Specific Information:

Some services may be unavailable-Passenger Transport Hotel transfers Ramp Transfers Dishwashing Lounge Services.

TTCP – Limited services available.

TTPP – Operational 24 hrs. However, primary hours are (0800-1600), given prior notice can operate outside of these hours. Prior Notice of 24 hours is required for operations outside of 0800 to 1600 as CAA will not issue permits outside of those hours unless it is an emergency.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.

 


Turks and Caicos Islands

July 9, 2020

Restriction expiration: July 22, 2020

​​​​​​​General Restrictions: Borders remain closed through July 22nd.  Only permanent residents, residence permit holders and British Overseas Territory Citizens are permitted to enter.

Incoming aircraft will be placed in a quarantined area and the flight crew are restricted to the “Q Lounge”.

After July 22 COVID test is needed for anyone entering the country.  Test needs to be conducted at least 72 hours prior to the flight. For crew – no COVID test required for drop and go but it is required for RON.

​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. Crew must fill out the Traveler Health Declaration form.

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.

Handler new temporary opening hours are 9am to 4pm daily. ​

Our Night Concierge service is still in place for after-hours inquiries.

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

MBGT and MBSC are open for Domestic and Medevac flights only.

U.S. Virgin Islands

June 26, 2020

General Restrictions: The current COVID-19 Airport Travel Restrictions report the following statement for the U.S. Virgin Islands: Airports Open. Limited International Travel is permitted, but not from countries with restrictions.  Flights are allowed from mainland USA and Caribbean countries (Leeward and Windward Islands) only at this time.  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. National Guard will ask a few questions and recommend to quarantine for 14 days or as long as stay and social distance themselves. 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. Any nationality may come to St. Thomas with correct documentation / Passport, etc. 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.  National Guard will advise self quarantine for 14 days or as long as stay.

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.  National Guard will advise self quarantine for 14 days or as long as stay.​

Special Considerations: Some Hotels are open (Emerald Beach Resort, Winward Passage, Villa Olga). Other 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 and some will do dine 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.

ICAO Specific Information:

TIST – Airport Hours are 0700 to 1900 LCL, with overtime available.

Please contact your Universal Team for additional specifics.​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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