Dominica introduces new safety procedures for arriving passengers

 

Dominica’s tourism and health authorities initiated new measures to improve monitoring and enforce compliance to health and safety protocols by travellers. Effective February 2, 2021 all arriving passengers and crew who are to undergo a period of quarantine, will be assigned colour coded wristbands.

Wristbands will be placed on passengers’ right hand by a medical professional at all ports of entry and will be assigned as follows:

  • Travellers who will be on mandatory quarantine at a Safe in Nature certified property will be assigned a neon green wristband.
  • Travellers who will be on mandatory quarantine at the government quarantine facility will be assigned neon orange wristbands.
  • Crew and passengers on cargo vessels and yachts who will be quarantined on their vessel will be assigned neon orange wristbands.
  • Airline crew who will transit overnight at a Safe in Nature certified property will be assigned a neon orange armband.
  • In transit passengers who will be quarantined at a Safe in Nature certified property will be assigned a light blue armband.
  • Travellers who will be assigned to in room isolation will be given a neon red armband. Those going to in-room isolation at a Safe in Nature property will also be assigned a neon green armband, the latter signifying mandatory quarantine.
  • Deportees, detainees and illegal entrants who will be quarantined at the government run facility will be assigned a white wristband.

Wristbands can only be removed by a designated health worker, or the COVID-19 point person at Safe in Nature properties once the traveller has been medically cleared.  A penalty of $2500 shall be applied if wristbands are removed before the traveller has been medically cleared.  The general public is asked to report any instances of persons seen in public wearing the wristbands.

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12 Comments

  1. Ann Windebank
    February 11, 2021

    If an person is coming to Dominica for two months, has been vaccinated, and has had a negative test, does he still have to quarantine? If so, for how long?

  2. badbaje
    February 11, 2021

    Dr Admin.

    You refuse to post my comment on this article.
    You refuse to post my comment on another article before this one.

    Why may I ask?

    ADMIN: Dr? We appreciate that you took the time to ask. We did not specifically hold back your comments. They have all been approved.

  3. badbaje
    February 11, 2021

    “Dominica’s tourism and health authorities initiated new measures to improve monitoring and enforce compliance to health and safety protocols by travellers. Effective February 2, 2021 all arriving passengers and crew who are to undergo a period of quarantine, will be assigned colour coded wristbands.

    Wristbands will be placed on passengers’ right hand by a medical professional at all ports of entry and will be assigned as follows:”

    This system was implemented by Barbados. Look where Barbados is now. It did not work there, will it work here.
    Any system is as good as the people who put it in place and how they use it. Comparing what Dominica is doing now is working, at least on the books it is. Just keep doing what has been working, why try something new that has failed in other places, when you have something already working very well?

  4. EXSLAVE
    February 10, 2021

    first level of ostracism
    i remember now, this is the hand book of ww2
    Jacob time to wake up
    bam on the bitter truth

  5. Jah Guide
    February 10, 2021

    I agree with @greeny, all these different colors are confusing.
    To my mind, no more than 2 colors and electronic bracelets for deportees, detainees and illegal entrants period.

  6. Greeny
    February 10, 2021

    Very confusing I must say.

    • JOE L
      February 10, 2021

      Boss this is simple if you spot anyone wearing a wrist band IN A PUBLIC PLACE CALL THE POLICE!!

  7. The future
    February 10, 2021

    Bankruptcy looms for islands who “produce” only or mainly tourism. People will travel in much smaller numbers. Those that do travel will most likely not subject themselves to manditory lock ins and wrist bands.

    Each country has the right to, and should, create policies that they feel best protect their citizens. However disaster looms for those areas who in the past relied on tourism for income. The decisions each country makes will effect the lives of all of those who “produced” tourism for a living.

  8. Toto
    February 10, 2021

    Will this also apply to passengers using vip lounge?

  9. Lovely Dominica
    February 10, 2021

    We in the general public need to see what the wristband looks like if we are to report it

  10. Confused
    February 10, 2021

    So many orange bands, that is likely to cause confusion. And in-transit passengers will be quarantined? hmmm

    • History
      February 12, 2021

      The Germans were brainwashed to believe they should call the police and “turn in” Anne Frank and her family as well. Be careful what you believe is “right”.

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