Thanks to comprehensive protocols, unvaccinated travellers can confidently travel to Barbados! If you are unvaccinated and wish to visit our island paradise, here is a step-by-step guide on how you can do so in compliance with Barbados' Travel Protocols.
Note: The term unvaccinated not only refers to those who have never received a Ministry of Health approved COVID-19 vaccine, but also refers to those who have only had a single dose of a two-dose regimen and those who have received both doses less than 24 hours prior to travel to Barbados. In addition, anyone who says they’ve been vaccinated but cannot show verifiable proof will also be considered unvaccinated.
Please also note that if a family or group is travelling together and some of the members are vaccinated and some are unvaccinated and choose not to be separated, then the rules for unvaccinated travellers will apply to the entire group.
- Test 3 days before arrival
Within 3 days prior to arrival, all persons coming to Barbados must have a valid negative COVID-19 standard PCR test result and it must be a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab that was administered by a healthcare professional from an accredited or recognised lab facility. E.g. If you plan to arrive on a Friday, your test must be taken no earlier than the prior Tuesday.
- Download the BIMSafe App
Be sure to download and enter your information using the BIMSafe app at least 24 hours prior to arrival. You can complete your Immigration/Customs details using the app and upload your pre-arrival test results as well. This should assist in making the arrival process smoother at the Grantley Adams International Airport. However, you should always travel with printed copies of your test results.
Unvaccinated travellers must utilise specially designated transportation providers for transfer from the airport to their accommodation at an approved facility.
Pro-tip: Guests of The Crane can book approved transport providers with our Concierge team pre-arrival.
On arrival in Barbados, you will receive your second rapid or standard PCR test at the airport or an approved facility such as The Crane's on-site lab.
All unvaccinated travellers must quarantine for 5 days and encouraged to book 6 - 7 nights at their approved accommodation to allow for the return of their 2nd PCR test result. You should note that quarantine can only be done at approved accommodation, such as The Crane Resort. Here at the Crane, accommodation is based around your comfort, with expansive suites equipped with full kitchens, and in many cases in-suite pools and balconies. The Crane Resort has also committed to a range of measures including complimentary room service and contactless delivery of groceries to your door from our onsite general store.
Once the 5-day quarantine is completed, a second test is administered, after which you are advised to allow for a day or two more until the results are returned. Once a negative result is returned, feel free to explore Barbados to your heart’s content! You will find that our beautiful beaches, historic sites, warm, friendly people and rich, authentic culture are more than worth the wait.
Pro-tip: Government-administered test results usually take no more than 1-2 days while at The Crane's on-site lab, results are typically returned on the same day of swabbing.
Benefits of Choosing The Crane Resort in Barbados for the Unvaccinated Traveller
The Crane Resort is perfectly equipped to welcome unvaccinated travellers. With a newly completed onsite testing lab, and inbound and outbound tests included if staying 4 nights or more, the resort has excelled in providing a restful stay for travellers an absolute breeze. Additionally, if a guest tests positive, the resort also offers isolation rooms where persons with little to no symptoms, subject to assessment of by Barbados' Ministry of Health, can isolate and recover in suites with full-kitchens, in-suite pools and expansive living spaces.
Enviably situated on the unspoilt south east coast on the island with impeccable service and expansive, well-appointed accommodation, The Crane Resort is the ideal getaway. The Resort’s offering is even more appealing with thoughtful considerations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers visiting Barbados. Ready to book? Contact us at +1 246 423 6220 or via email at email@example.com for special offers and more.