After recording 24 COVID-19 cases within 48 hours, the Ministry of Tourism in Barbados has reduced the list of countries in its travel bubble.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and Dominica would be allowed to enter Barbados without the need to do a COVID-19 PCR test prior to or on arrival.
The Barbados government’s updated requirements for entry into the country is scheduled to take effect on August 5.
According to the Ministry of Tourism: “Barbados is monitoring our risk assessment and immigration policies according to the following categories: High Risk, Medium Risk, Low Risk and countries with which we share a reciprocal “Bubble”.
“Determination of risk is achieved by using World Health Organisation 7-day totals.
A traveller’s risk category will be determined by the highest risk level associated with any country that they have travelled to or transited through within 21 days prior to travel to Barbados.
Additionally, the assessment takes into consideration other factors that may influence the accuracy of the risk classification such as the adequacy of testing in the source country.”
The high-risk countries USA, Brazil, India, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia.
In light of the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, these protocols are likely to change. Travellers are encouraged to check barbadostravelprotocols.com for updates. For review within two weeks,” the Ministry stated.