Saturday 5 December, 2020

Barbados will quarantine persons from high-risk countries for 7 days

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Barbados has again revised its protocols for travellers now that commercial air travel has resumed.

This after recent positive test cases from some travellers to the island and spikes in some countries internationally.

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Passengers from High-risk countries:

Now passengers arriving in Barbados with a negative COVID-19 PCR test from high-risk countries will be quarantined for seven consecutive days at an approved facility and are required to undergo a second COVID-19 PCR test at the end of the period.

Passengers from Low-risk and Moderate-risk countries:

Moderate-risk and low-risk country passengers without a negative test result have the option of free testing or choosing an approved satellite facility for a fee of US$150. Airport testing requires person to remain in quarantine until the test results are returned.

Travellers without PCR test results ahead of arrival:

Persons arriving without validated negative test results will be tested and must remain at the Grantley Adams International Airport until results are known.

Even with a negative result, passengers will still be mandated to undergo seven-day quarantine before being retested. And if positive, they will go immediately into government isolation.

Where can persons get their PCR tests done?

COVID-19 PCR tests must be done by an accredited or certified facility or laboratory 72 hours prior to arrival in Barbados.

How to submit test results?

Test results should be submitted electronically, and persons must also bring a copy with them.

What else must passengers carry?

All passengers must complete a pre-arrival online form, the ED card, at least 24 hours before arrival.

Full revision of protocols can be accessed here.

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