Barbados lifts testing for vaccinated travellers
The Government of Barbados has announced a key change to its travel protocols.
Effective May 25, 2022, fully-vaccinated travellers to Barbados will no longer have to take a Covid-19 test to enter the country.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said the change comes as over 70% of the eligible population in Barbados is fully vaccinated.
She added that removing the entry test will have a positive impact for the country’s tourism sector, including speedier processing times at Grantley Adams International Airport.
“We had a 90% decline in the number of visitors… in the last two years. Now we are significantly on our way back.”
With the removal of the entry test, Barbados is confident that it will be well received by travellers in its source markets at a critical time.
Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator the Hon. Lisa Cummins, spoke on the significance of the update to the travel protocols, commenting that “This signals that it is safe in Barbados, and we are in a position where we can comfortably accommodate many of the same measures travellers are experiencing at home,” Minister of Tourism, Lisa Cummins said.
The change in protocols also states that masks will now only be mandatory indoors and on public transport.
The changes announced are valid for vaccinated travellers only.
Currently, unvaccinated travellers will still be required to present a negative Covid-19 test.