(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The “vast majority” of stranded nationals have been cleared by the Ministry of National Security to return home, giving way for a new category of returning nationals to enter the country.
Speaking at a COVID-19 briefing in Port of Spain on Saturday, National Security Minister Stuart Young said that 13,042 exemption applications have been made thus far to the Ministry.
Of this number, 7,204 were granted, and 5,838 of these are yet to be granted.
Young said that the number of applications to re-enter the country have grown since July, with new categories of people seeking entry into the country. These include persons who received exemptions to leave the country while the borders remain closed, nationals domiciled outside the country and those who are seeking to return home for the upcoming Christmas season.