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Last updated on January 6, 2022
Below is your definitive resource for travelling to Barbados and Beach Houses by The Crane. We are committed to keeping you safe while travelling. All Beach Houses by The Crane staff are either vaccinated or tested weekly. Over 80% of our team has received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travellers will be considered fully vaccinated if:
*AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V are the currently accepted vaccines. Note: Additional vaccines may be added by the island’s Ministry of Health & Wellness, guided by the WHO emergency listing approval.
**Countries of special consideration are those where the prevalence of certain variants of COVID-19 are deemed of particular concern to Barbados’ public health officials. These are South Africa, Brazil and India, currently.
Effective Sunday, October 24th, 2021 fully vaccinated travellers to Barbados with a valid negative pre-flight COVID-19 PCR test result are no longer required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test on arrival Barbados or observe a quarantine period.
Travellers meeting these requirements will therefore be allowed to leave the port of entry with no restrictions.
Health officials at the Grantley Adams International Airport may select fully vaccinated travellers with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result at random for a Rapid Antigen arrival test on entry.
In this case, these travellers must:
Pre-submission for approval of vaccine certificates via travelform.gov.bb is preferred. Additionally, proof of vaccination (in English), in the form of a vaccine certificate, is required. Validation of certificates at the point of entry will include one of the following:
*Persons who fail to provide proof of vaccination will be subject to the protocols of unvaccinated travellers.
Yes! Children under 18 years, travelling with fully vaccinated guardians will be allowed to adhere to the same guidelines as their fully vaccinated guardians.
If a fully vaccinated adult traveller is travelling with an unvaccinated traveller, 18 years and older and they choose not to be separated, the rules applied to the unvaccinated traveller will also apply to the fully vaccinated traveller.
A traveller will be considered to be unvaccinated when they are:
Travellers must enter Barbados with a negative PCR test (not a Rapid PCR Test or Rapid Antigen Test) taken 3 days prior to arrival.
Due to the island’s entry requirements for international arrivals, guests at Beach Houses should book a minimum of 7 nights at our sister resort, The Crane where an appointment will be made for a 2nd COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at the Resort’s on-site after completing the mandatory 5-day in-room quarantine.
Results of this test are expected to be back on the same night. On receipt of a 2nd negative PCR test result, guests are free to start their holiday at Beach Houses!
Given the new normal, Beach Houses by The Crane and Barbados have instituted a number of new forms that should be completed and submitted no later than 48 hours prior to arrival.
Effective January 7th, 2022, it is mandatory for ALL persons travelling to Barbados to enter with a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within 1 day of arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test done within 3 days prior to arrival.
Accepted tests include tests which were taken at an accredited or recognised laboratory by a healthcare provider via a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab (or both). LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will not be accepted.
You may be denied boarding at your international gateway without a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.
However, if you arrive in Barbados without a valid negative PCR test, you will be tested at the airport.
The Government of Barbados has implemented a number of directives to control the spread of COVID-19. Kindly note that all restrictions are subject to change as the situation remains fluid.
Effective now through January 31st, 2022, there is a nightly curfew in place between midnight – 5:00 AM. During this period, all citizens, residents and visitors must be in their residences or hotels/villas by midnight.
Note: There shall be no curfew from midnight January 19th, 2022 to 5:00 AM on January 20th, 2022.
Beach Houses by The Crane is currently offering a complimentary “Peace of Mind” PCR test to all arriving guests, valid for one day after arrival. While Barbados requires a PCR test for entry taken 3 days prior to arrival, this voluntary test taken at The Crane Resort’s on-site PCR lab, adds an extra layer of protection for visitors to the resort as a precaution against the spread of new variants. Kindly note that this test is for checking your status only, and the lab certificate issued will not be valid for travel purposes. This free post-arrival test can be booked here.
Please bring your ID when you take the test; the lab will verify your arrival details.
Test results are typically returned on the same night as testing.
Once you have been advised of negative test results, you are free to visit the Front Desk to change your wristband, indicating you’ve had a post-arrival test.
If you test positive for COVID-19 while in Barbados, you will be contacted by an official from the island’s Ministry of Health to complete a phone assessment of your medical condition.
Typically, you will be advised of your mandatory isolation period (10-14 days) and you may make arrangements to complete this in your villa, subject to availability and applicable rates.
During isolation at Beach Houses by The Crane:
At the end of your isolation period, you will be issued with a Release Certificate from Barbados’ Ministry of Health. Proof of this certificate is required before you can be issued with a new wristband in accordance with our restricted movement protocols.
For more details on isolation rates and availability, contact email@example.com.
We are pleased to offer delivery of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options, right to your villa. Orders may be placed here.
Please note the below before placing your order:
Each villa is also equipped with a full kitchen or kitchenette for the easy preparation of meals.
We are committed to providing a worry-free environment for our guests to safely visit and enjoy our resort while providing a safe environment for our team members to work. The Crane Confidence Programme incorporates enhanced sanitization, physical distancing, and safety protocols throughout the guest journey. For more details, please click here.
Yes. In keeping with guidelines from the Government of Barbados and advice from the Ministry of Health, if you are visiting The Crane Resort to enjoy its amenities, face coverings are required for movement around all public areas of the resort.
Masks may be removed while swimming, sitting in a lounge chair socially distancing from others or while dining in a restaurant.
The Government of Barbados has mandated the wearing of face coverings in public, except when exercising, eating or drinking. Many businesses across the island will only allow you to enter if you are wearing a mask in the proper fashion. You may also be subject to a temperature check and hand sanitisation when entering many premises including restaurants, bars and supermarkets.
Protocols are fluid in response to the demands of the pandemic and we encourage you to reference barbadostravelprotocols.com for the most current information as you make your travel plans.