Tradewind Aviation posts COVID-19 Coronavirus travel updates

By Doug Gollan, March 16, 2020

The charter operator flies turboprops and light private jets in the Northeastern U.S. and Caribbean

Tradewind Aviation, which operates regionally in the Northeast U.S. and the Caribbean with on-demand charter, jet cards, and scheduled flights on its fleet of Pilatus PC-12s (it also has several Cessna Citation CJ-3s) has updated travel information based on the Covid-19 Coronavirus emergency.

In accordance with the most current CDC guidelines, Tradewind says it has stepped up aircraft and lounge cleaning.

Additionally, it has made hand sanitizer available to all employees and clients at all locations.

In terms of flying, Tradewind is fully operational is continuing to fly both scheduled and private charter flights.

The following is the most current information for the region per Tradewind and its resources:

Travel to/from San Juan

  • The airport remains open to all flights to/from the U.S. and islands
  • Arriving passengers are being health screened (temperature is taken) upon exit from baggage claim
  • Anticipate delays at customs, screening, and TSA. Tradewind recommends a connection time of 2 hours from airline to Tradewind and 3 hours from Tradewind to an airline flight
  • People who have been in the Schengen zone, the UK, Ireland, China, and Iran in the previous 14 days are barred from entering the US through SJU
  • Puerto Rico now has a curfew from 9 pm to 5 am. The airport is unaffected by this curfew
  • Hotels remain open.  Casinos are to be closed
  • Bars, restaurants and all non-essential businesses are closed.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies remain open
  • Bars and restaurants may provide carry-out or delivery
  • The cruise ship port is closed
  • Restrictions are scheduled to lift on March 31

Travel to/from St. Barth

  • The airport remains open for all flights
  • Bars, restaurants and all non-essential business are to remain closed
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies remain open
  • Bars and restaurants may provide carry-out or delivery
  • Cruise ships are barred from the island

Travel to/from Antigua

  • Passengers who have traveled to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea or Singapore in the previous 28 days will be denied entry

Travel to/from St. Maarten

  • The airport remains open for flight operations however people may not enter from the U.S. or E.U.

Travel to/from Anguilla

  • No restrictions at this time

Travel to/from BVI

  • You must fill out a health declaration and based upon this, you might be subject to quarantine.

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