The Government of Barbados has announced that as from May 25, travellers that have been fully vaccinated will no longer be required to take a Covid-19 test before entering the country.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said ending the entry test will have positive implications for the tourism experience of Barbados, including speedier processing times at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
Mottley said Barbados had witnessed a 90% reduction in visitor numbers in the last two years and added: “We are significantly on our way back up.”
The protocol change also states that for now, masks will only be mandatory indoors and on public transportation, while wearing masks is optional outdoors.
The updates came at a time when over 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.”
Unvaccinated travellers will still need to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Barbados.
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