A tourism expert is suggesting that the region review its visitor quarantine requirements.
The suggestion includes allowing people with proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test to forego the current quarantine period.
Collin Pegler is Managing Director of Resort Marketing International.
The company describes itself as one of Europe’s leading Hotel and Destination representation firms.
Barbados Today quoted Pegler as saying that the average length of stay for a number of people in the UK and Europe was just over ten nights.
As a result, he said being in quarantine for up to four nights when in a luxury property was not a concern.
“But if you are only coming for three, four or five nights and you have to spend three of those in quarantine that doesn’t work,” he explained.
According to Barbados Today, Pegler does not see the need for the quarantine period currently in place once visitors have tested negative for COVID-19.
The issue was raised during a Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) online discussion on Wednesday.
The theme for the discussion was ‘Peak Position’.
Pegler expressed the view that there was still concerns about the travel protocols in the region.
“It is a problem that has to go away before we will be able to go back to proper business as normal. Some islands are more welcoming than others – some countries have got fewer restrictions,” he said.