BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Thursday, April 15, 2021) — Vaccinated travellers entering Barbados will only be made to quarantine, pending the results of one locally-administered COVID-19 PCR test, beginning from Saturday, May 8 — which 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. Vaccinated travellers to Barbados will still require a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours, prior to travel.
Prime Minister 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 percent of all economic activity.
Reprinted from CARICOM Business Newsletter.