By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Saipan-- With 62.7 percent of its population having received their booster shots, the CNMI has updated its entry protocols.
Effective June 13, all travelers inbound via air or sea are not required but are highly encouraged to fill out the CNMI health declaration form if their return trip requires Covid-19 testing.
The CNMI is currently hosting the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022, with 1,800 participating athletes and visitors from 24 Pacific countries.
In accordance with U.S. regulations, air passengers from international destinations will not need to get tested and show a negative Covid-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from Covid-19, prior to boarding a flight to the U.S.
All travelers should continue to wear a well-fitted mask based on their personal preference after arrival if they must be around others, and if they develop symptoms, they should get tested at least 5 days after arrival. All travelers wishing to avail themselves of free Covid-19 or fifth-day testing must register at https://covidtesting.chcc.health.
All travelers and residents are reminded to live Covid-19 safe: follow the 3Ws (wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance); avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces; cover coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily; be alert for symptoms daily; and get tested for COVID-19. If you test positive on any Covid-19 test (community-based testing, KC3, antigen testing, or at home), stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others. Covid-19 treatment is available for eligible residents of the CNMI who test positive for Covid-19 by reporting their positive test result online at www.staysafecnmi.com/self-reporting within 5 days of the test result date. Residents requesting COVID-19 treatment should fill out the medical questionnaire in the form to get assessed as soon as possible. After reporting online, a CHCC representative will be in contact for next steps should a person be eligible for treatment. Quarantine completion certificates are also available by reporting your positive test result online at www.staysafecnmi.com/self-reporting. You will need to upload a photo of your test result or test result documentation. Employers may use this as documentation of their employee's positive test result. If employers or employees require additional documentation, they must seek documentation from their healthcare provider. (Office of the CNMI Governor)