The fortnight imposed on travelers between the Guadeloupe and the Martinique “Will be lifted” from Monday, announced Friday the prefecture of Guadeloupe in a press release, and Air Antilles will resume ” gradually “ the same day, the company said.
“As part of the deconfinement, given the current health situation of the two islands and their proximity, the prefects of Guadeloupe and Martinique will raise the fortnight as of Monday, May 25, 2020 between the sister islands including between Saint -Martin, Saint-Barthélemy », says the press release.
# Covid19 #Containment
Given the current health situation of the 2 islands & their proximity, Les @ Prefet971 & @ Prefet972 raise it # fortnight as of this Monday, May 25 between the sister islands but also between #Saint-Martin, # SaintBarthélemy.
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– Prefect of Guadeloupe (@ Prefet971) May 22, 2020
The number of coronavirus cases and care in intensive care units has steadily decreased in the islands concerned. The last bulletin of Public Health France published on May 15 highlighted “The low circulation of Covid-19, observed for several weeks in our territories”.
In seven days, only one additional case was identified in Guadeloupe as well as in Saint-Martin, five in Martinique and none in Saint-Barthélémy.
Resumption of regular flights
According to the prefecture press release, “The connection between the islands will be ensured by the airlines within the limit of the days and opening hours of the airports”.
In the process, Air Antilles announced “The resumption of its regular flights between Martinique, Guadeloupe and the northern islands from this Monday, May 25, 2020” so “Progressive”.
The lifting of the fortnight does not concern passengers from Guyana who will have to respect it when they arrive in one of the two islands. Regarding flights between Guyana and Guadeloupe, which stop in Martinique, “Passengers can only disembark from the aircraft” and “No boarding in Martinique will be authorized”.
If passengers transit through Martinique or Guadeloupe from France, they “Will make their fortnight upon landing at their final destination”, still indicate the prefectures of the two islands. They finally recall that “Only movements are authorized for a compelling reason of personal or family order, a health reason relating to the emergency or a professional reason which cannot be deferred”.
Friday, during the last epidemiological point, Guadeloupe had 156 cumulative cases and 13 deaths. Martinique had 197 confirmed cases and 14 deaths. There were, Friday in Saint-Martin, 40 cumulative cases and 3 deaths (N.D.L.R.: plus a resident of Sint-Marteen who died in the French part). Saint-Barthélémy recorded 6 cumulative cases and no deaths.