Barbados removes Covid testing for fully-vaccinated guests

Barbados removes Covid testing for fully-vaccinated guests 

Barbados removes Covid testing for fully-vaccinated guests from May 25th

The Government of Barbados has announced that from Wednesday (May 25), travellers who have been fully-vaccinated will no longer have to take a Covid-19 test to enter the country. 

The news was announced by prime minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said removing the entry test will have positive implications for the country’s tourism experience, including speedier processing times at the Grantley Adams International Airport. 

Mottley said Barbados had seen a 90% decline in visitor numbers in the last two years, adding: “We are significantly on our way back up.”

The change in protocols also states that masks will now only be mandatory indoors and on public transportation. Masks are optional outdoors.

The updates come as more than 70% of the eligible population in Barbados are now fully vaccinated. 

Minister of tourism and international transport, senator the Hon. Lisa Cummins, added: “What this signals to our travellers is that it is safe for them to come to Barbados, and we are in a position where we can comfortably accommodate many of the same measures they are experiencing at home, such as the protocols for mask wearing and testing for certain activities.”

Currently, unvaccinated travellers will still be required to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Barbados.

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