Barbados will lift most Covid-19 restrictions on 1 July, with British Airways flights to the island resuming on 18 July.
Prime minister Mia Amor Mottley said there were no more active cases of Covid-19 in Barbados and added new, relaxed measures would include physical distancing of three feet, social events with up to 500 people and sporting events with spectators.
“We will continue to take a risk-based approach to the protection of our country, our people and our visitors,” she said.
BA will resume a weekly flight from Gatwick on 18 July and intraregional flights on Caribbean Airlines are expected to restart in mid-July 2020. Virgin Atlantic’s weekly service from Heathrow will return on 1 August. On 5 August, American Airlines will resume flights from Miami.
Tourists will not be tested on arrival to Barbados, but all travellers will be required to present evidence of a negative result of a Covid-19 test with bar code to clear immigration.
Travellers without a documented negative test result from an accredited or recognized laboratory will be required to take a test upon arrival and will be quarantined at their expense, with an anticipated 48-hour wait. If travellers fail the test, they will be placed in isolation.
Visitors must also complete a new online Embarkation/Disembarkation card (ED card) with personal health questions relating to Covid symptoms. Once all required steps are completed and supporting documents uploaded, travellers will receive a bar code via email.