Barbados is to relax entry requirements for arrivals who have been vaccinated from next month.
Visitors with both doses of either the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson vaccinations) can enter Barbados from May 8 with less restrictions than non-vaccinated arrivals.
Vaccinated visitors must still provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result three days prior to travel, a vaccination certificate, and have a PCR test completed at arrival at the airport or their approved accommodation.
Transfers must be completed by approved providers, and guests must stay on the grounds of their approved accommodation for either one or two days.
Any traveller who has not been fully vaccinated, not vaccinated at all, or does not have any evidence of vaccination or has travelled from or transited through a country where the prevalence of variants of concern, must also provide a negative PCR test on taken three days prior to travel.
Furthermore, non-vaccinated visitors must use specifically-designated transportation providers for their transport from the airport to approved accommodation, where they are not allowed to leave their rooms or suites until receiving a second negative Covid PCR test, taken five days after arrival.
Special considerations include for children under 18 travelling with fully-vaccinated guardians, who will be allowed to adhere to same guidelines as fully-vaccinated travellers.
If vaccinated travellers are travelling with unvaccinated travellers, they will be subject to unvaccinated traveller guidelines if they choose not to be separated.
All unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than three days prior to arrival. Vaccinated unaccompanied minors will follow the guidelines for all vaccinated travellers, whereas, unvaccinated unaccompanied minors will follow the protocol of unvaccinated travellers.
Barbados Tourism Marketing said these protocols “are likely to change” as progress on tackling the pandemic continues.