Last week, Myriam Jean, Haiti’s Minister of Tourism, Raina Forbin President of the Haitian Tourist Association (ATH) and Dr. Yves Gaston Delourches, Representative of the Ministry of Public Health indicated that Haiti is considering plans for the reopening of the country as a tourism destination.
The protocol being planned to reopen the tourism sector aims to reassure tourists and operators of the tourism sector and the staff of tourist establishments of prevention against COVID-19.
Meeting to discuss the protocols for reopening the tourism sector, Minister Jean said, “Today more than ever, we must reassure travelers, restore confidence in the tourist chain and have a healthy and quality tourist offer in the context of Covid-19, are the objectives of this protocol,” stressing that a team from the Ministry will be set up whose mission will be to monitor the proper application of the measures in all tourist establishments.
Raina Forbin gave assurance the ATH will make provisions to guarantee the health protection of tourism employees and tourists who choose Haiti as their tourism destination Haiti, affirming “This is what we can do to prove to the whole world that the country is opening again to tourists by full security,” stressing that in all establishments with more than 5 employees the presence of a health worker will be compulsory.
Yves Gaston Delourches, recalled “We are not at the end of our troubles it is true that the incidences of COVID-19 are decreasing in Haiti but we must remain vigilant. This is why all infection prevention and control measures are part of any protocol to reopen the country to tourists.”