Barbados to relax quarantine requirements effective 8 May – CARICOM Business

It now seems plausible that the 2022/23 winter tourism season could be extended by an additional month resulting from the vagaries of climate change

Effective May 8, vaccinated persons entering Barbados will only be made to quarantine pending the results of one locally administered COVID-19 PCR test. This could result in a quarantine period as little as 24 hours.

According to Prime Minister Mia Mottley, a vaccinated person is defined as someone who in a two-dose regime had received both doses plus 14 days, or a one-dose regime plus 14 days. Currently, all visitors to the island, as well as returning Barbadians, are required to quarantine for 7 days on arrival to Barbados.

Vaccinated travellers to Barbados will still require a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel. PM Mottley in providing the rationale for the new protocols, noted that Barbados could no longer afford to keep the tourism sector partially closed as it accounted for 45% of all
economic activity.

Extract from CARICOM BUSINESS Vol. 4 No. 14

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