COVID-19 Live Blog: Barbados won't rush to reopen airport
Travel restrictions and health alerts have been issued globally as the coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China has infiltrated almost every region in the world including the Caribbean.
Governments across the region are working to balance public health protection with the need to protect jobs and our economies.
As the world begins to reopen, and with the ever-present threat of second COVID-19 waves, attention has turned to Barbados' busy Grantley Adams airport.
But sternly asserting that the GAIA will remain closed to commercial flights until June 30 as previously stated - unless the COVID-19 situation changes drastically - was the Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds.
Barbados has taken a clear position that: "We are not going to be date-driven on the basis of our re-opening the sector, but rather data-driven.
"The Prime Minister is very clear that that is the way it must be."
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