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Saint Lucia Closes Airports to Inbound Travel Amid Coronavirus

 

Saint Lucia’s government is closing the country’s airports to all incoming flights, both commercial and private. 

The move was set to go into effect at 11:59 PM on March 23. 

The shutdown will last through Sunday, April 5, according to a statement released by the government of Saint Lucia. 

Planes “facilitating departing passengers” will be permitted, however, along with air cargo operations, the government said. 

The move is part of the country’s efforts to contain “the spread or the importation of new cases” of coronavirus

Those efforts have included the closure of schools, travel restrictions and a scaling back of non-essential services. 

The decision is the latest in a slate of Caribbean countries that have enacted similar measures.

– CJ