Barbados has a schedule for post-COVID flights from Canada, Europe, US
Planes on the tarmac at the Grantley Adams International Airport (FILE)
Barbados has released its schedule for the resumption of regional and international commercial flights post-COVID-19.
Despite some countries banning visitors from the United States of America (USA) because many States, counties and cities are considered hot spots recording spikes in new COVID-19 cases daily still, Barbados Prime Minister and the current CARICOM Chair Mia Mottley says that her government is not taking that approach.
There is no ban on Americans seeking to visit Barbados, but flights out of Miami are being delayed by one month.
Prime Minister Mottley said that flights from Miami International to Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport were to resume July 2, but a conscious decision to push that date back has been taken.
International commercial flight commencement schedule:
- July 12 - Flights from Canada
- July 18 - British Airways flights from London Gatwick
- July 25 - JetBlue flights from John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York, USA
- August 1 - Virgin Atlantic from England
- August 5 - Flights from Miami, USA
Regional travel schedule:
1. Caribbean Airlines to recommence mid-July
2. LIAT extends suspension to July 15
Mottley additionally shared that a meeting is being convened as early as next week to discuss the future of the company.
And she assured that "effective and affordable" inter-regional travel will be "part of the product mix from July".