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A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

Enviably located within The Crane Resort, The Crane Private Residences is perfect for long-term island living, offering contemporary residences and penthouses as well as exclusive access to world-class resort amenities and services.

A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, Beach Houses has been specially designed to highlight the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of land remaining outside of the island’s protected East Coast. *Please note that Beach Houses is Under Development

Encore Residence Club by Crane Resorts is a select community of residence owners who enjoy exclusive access to a lifetime of luxury vacation and second-home experiences, worldwide.

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Traveling to Barbados Just Got Even Easier

Traveling to Barbados Just Got Even Easier

The Government of Barbados has announced a relaxation in COVID-19 travel restrictions. Under the new guidelines, persons traveling to Barbados will now be able to enter the country with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test done within one day prior to arrival. 

Testing Requirements Explained

As of February 26th, 2022, all travellers can now enter Barbados with the following negative test results:

  • Rapid Antigen Test; within 1 day prior to arrival
  • Rapid COVID-19 PCR Test; within 1 day prior to arrival
  • Negative RT-PCR COVID-19 Test; within 3 days prior to arrival

Tests must be done at an accredited or recognized lab. LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will not be accepted.

Results are required for all persons 5 years or older.

Travelers are also advised to download the BIMSafe App which allows for a pre-validation process for incoming travellers and enables a more seamless flow for passengers on arrival at the airport. BIMSafe is operated and owned by the Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness. 

Testing at The Crane

Guests at our Resort enjoy access to our own-site COVID-19 laboratory administered by trained medical professionals. We provide results to Rapid Antigen tests within ten minutes and PCR results typically within 24 hours of swabbing. Tests can be booked ahead of time – especially should you need a test before your flight back home – at www.barbadoscovidlab.com. 

Embrace the Ease

Now that you’ve booked all your necessary tests, packed your luggage, and planned out your itinerary it’s time to embrace the ease. Yes, travel has become increasingly difficult over the last two years but things are looking up. With the recent amendments to our travel protocols, visiting Barbados – coupled with a stay at the safe space and convenient lab-ready Crane Resort – has never looked like a better idea! Join us for your vacation today and book the vacation you’ve long deserved: www.thecrane.com/offers/


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