Barbados lifts testing for vaccinated travellers

Monday, May 23, 2022 0

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.

Related News Stories :   What’s new in Greater Palm Springs     JetBlue CEO vows ‘no market domination ’with Spirit acquisition     Indonesia hails UK as best performing market for tourist arrivals     Malaysia ditches all Covid entry restrictions     US declares monkeypox a public health emergency     What’s new In San Diego this fall  

Learn more about :   Visit Barbados ( N. America )     Visit Barbados ( United Kingdom )  


Ray Monty

Most Read

Nominated for a BritishTravel Award? Here is how to help your chances of winning.

Want something different with a tour of Rome? Then have a look at CarpeDiem Rome...

ITA Airways are expanding, Andrew Bunn UKI and Nordics Manager explains

Pierfrancesco Carino VP International Sales of ITA Airways explains the strategy for the airline

Antigua and Barbuda Update on What’s New in the Hotel Sector

Get a sneak peak at the Antigua and Barbuda’s Vision 2032

Diversity within DMO’s and the European influence - We speak to Destinations International

Western Australia is open for business and we speak to Roger Cook Deputy PM of the state and MOT

Buy Now Pay Later Travel Customers Are Demanding It

Dana Young of Visit Florida turns the tables on Graham as they discuss visiting the Sunshine State

Buy Now Pay Later Travel: Customers are Demanding it

Thailand is now fully opened: Learn all about it from Markland Blaiklock, head of Centara Hotels

Price Based Country test mode enabled for testing United States (US). You should do tests on private browsing mode. Browse in private with Firefox, Chrome and Safari