(Loop Barbados) On Saturday, Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced a travel bubble effective June 30, for fully vaccinated travellers with a negative PCR test coming from Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Anguilla, Monserrat, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Turks and Caicos, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. Travellers from these low-risk countries can enter Barbados without taking a second PCR test upon arrival.
“From June 30 when we introduce this bubble, persons who are fully vaccinated can come to Barbados with a negative PCR test and we will not have to test you at the airport because of the criteria that the Ministry of Health has used to determine that the risk is absolutely low,” declared the Prime Minister.
However, travellers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Guyana and the Bahamas must follow the existing protocols which requires all vaccinated travellers with a negative PCR test to take a second test upon arriving in Barbados. Neighbours, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines are also not on the travel bubble list.
“If their vaccinated persons come with a negative PCR, they land at our airport, they will have to have the second PCR test as all other vaccinated persons do now and then they will be free to come into the country,” remarked Prime Minister Mottley during the press briefing.
The existing requirements for unvaccinated travellers persist, a second PCR test on arrival and five days in quarantine so that “there are still the layers of protection against the layers of risk that we face”, she added.
Mottley also disclosed that she was in discussions with Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves to examine how Barbados can help the easterly island with testing and vaccinations.