Tuesday 1 December, 2020

CAL facilitates repatriation of UWI students from Jamaica, Barbados

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Caribbean Airlines (CAL) in partnership with the Government and the University of the West Indies (UWI), will facilitate repatriation flights for Trinidad & Tobago nationals studying at UWI Mona and Cave Hill campuses.

In a statement on Thursday, the airline said through the UWI’s Campus Registrar and International Students’ Office, it was provided with a listing of all Trinidad & Tobago nationals at both the Barbados and Jamaica campuses who require travel back to Trinidad.

CAL said has reached out to these students to secure their bookings on the flights scheduled to operate on Saturday (June 13) and Monday (June 15).

It noted that hese are not regular commercial flights, and UWI students of Trinidad & Tobago nationality do not require individual approvals from the Trinidad & Tobago Autorities for re-entry into the country; and can be facilitated on any of these Caribbean Airlines services.

The airline said in keeping with the guidelines outlined by the Public Health Authorities, Caribbean Airlines Cabin and Flight Crews will operate in full compliance with the instructions of the authorities and have strict procedures by which to work.

Due to additional safety measures, passengers are expected to arrive at their respective airports four hours prior to scheduled flight departure to allow sufficient time for check-in and security processes.

Passengers will be also be required to wear face masks throughout their entire journey from check-in, at the gate and on board the aircraft.

CAL said there will be no meal service offered on these flights and passengers are encouraged to walk with light snacks and personal hygine items such as wipes and hand sanitisers. 

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