Barbados scraps second PCR requirement for arrivals

Barbados has eased its entry rules for fully vaccinated visitors, with the changes coming into force on Sunday (October 24).

Fully vaccinated travellers with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result will no longer be required to take a second Covid-19 PCR test on arrival in Barbados or observe a quarantine period.

Health officials at the island’s international gateway, Grantley Adams International Airport, may select fully vaccinated travellers at random for a rapid antigen arrival test on entry.

In this case, these travellers must take the rapid arrival test at the airport free of charge; await the results; and depart the airport using only approved transportation.

Unvaccinated travellers will still need to show a negative Covid-19 test result, taken no more than three days before arrival; depart the airport using only approved transportation; quarantine for five days at approved accommodation; and, after quarantine, take a mandatory second Covid-19 PCR test at one of the approved labs or testing hotels across the island at a cost to the traveller.

They must continue to quarantine until the results of the second Covid-19 PCR test are received.

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