Barbados Announces New COVID-19 Travel Protocols
Barbados on Tuesday called 14 more nations to the list of those considered high risk for the coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number in this category to 50 in a bid to suppress the spread of the virus.
Bridgetown said that in the most recent upgraded COVID-19 travel protocols, noted Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Japan, Martinique, Norway, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates as the brand-new entrants into the high-risk classification.
They join 36 others including Barbados’ significant tourism markets, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, in addition to the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.
5 nations are now considered medium-risk for entry. These are Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. There are just 2 countries in the low-risk category– Egypt and Greenland, while six are categorised as really low danger, particularly Anguilla, China, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, and St. Kitts and Nevis.
According to the authorities, it is mandatory that all individuals taking a trip to Barbados from high and medium risk countries have an unfavorable COVID-19 PCR test done at a certified or accredited facility within 3 days prior to arrival.
They stated persons showing up from Canada, however, are permitted to be tested on arrival in Barbados, if they are unable to get their test leads to time for departure from their country.
“All high-risk travelers are needed to quarantine at a designated hotel or authorized vacation home at their own cost or free of charge at a government facility, up to the time of a 2nd test, which will be four to 5 days after the very first test.
“At the end of the period, if they test unfavorable, they are released from quarantine however will continue to be kept an eye on for 7 days from the time of arrival. Travelers from medium threat nations are kept an eye on for 7 days after arrival and must also go through a 2nd test within 4 to five days.”
The authorities stated that persons from low-risk nations are strongly encouraged to have a negative test taken within 5 days of arrival, and those who show up without it will be checked on arrival. Those concerning Barbados from really low-risk nations do not need a test for entry.
On the other hand, Barbados reported that a 36-year-old visitor from Holland is the latest individual to evaluate favorable for COVID-19.
It stated the guy, who got here on British Airways on October 30, was confirmed favorable for the viral disease after a 2nd test.
No one was discharged from seclusion. Therefore, the numbers in seclusion have risen to 8, and healings remain at 222. There are now 238 verified cases because March 16, the authorities added.