(CMR) Antigua and Barbuda is expecting to welcome its first international flight since the island shut its borders 10 weeks ago.
Minister of Tourism Charles Fernandez made the revelation while speaking on Monday (May 11). He said that an American Airlines flight from Miami was due on June 4.
This is just one of the steps the island nation is taking to slowly reopen the economy; a move the minister said is predicated on the country's ability to keep arriving visitors safe and healthy.
The minister further shared that he was also anticipating the return of Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flights in mid-June and British Airways in July.
Antigua and Barbuda has started taking slow steps to its recovery, recently widening its curfew hours in addition to the reopening of beaches, and the general relaxation of measures implemented under the state of emergency, which has been in place since late March.