COVID-19 Travel Information | Beach Houses Barbados

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A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, Beach Houses by The Crane has been specially designed to highlight the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of land remaining outside of the island’s protected East Coast.

A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

Enviably located within The Crane Resort, The Crane Private Residences is perfect for long-term island living, offering contemporary residences and penthouses as well as exclusive access to world-class resort amenities and services.

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Last updated on July 27, 2021

Important Information

Below is your definitive resource for travelling to Barbados and Beach Houses by The Crane. For more information, please contact reservations@beachhouses.bb.

Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Who is considered fully vaccinated?

Effective July 15th, 2021, travellers will be considered fully vaccinated if:

  • They have completed a full regimen of vaccines for any of Barbados’ Ministry of Health & Wellness approved COVID-19 vaccinations*, more than 2 weeks before travel to Barbados.
  • The travel history of a fully vaccinated traveller, where they have travelled from or transited through countries of special consideration**, within the 21-day period immediately before arrival, will determine which protocols apply.

Note: Travellers who have had mixed regimens of Barbados Ministry of Health & Wellness approved vaccines will be considered fully vaccinated (E.g. 1st dose of one brand followed by a 2nd dose of another which is not a one-dose regimen).

*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.

What are the Barbados entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers?

Travellers must enter Barbados with a negative PCR 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 1 night at our sister resort, The Crane where an appointment will be made for a 2nd COVID-19 PCR test to done as soon as possible arrival, on-site at the resort.

Results of this test are expected to be back within 24 hours. On receipt of a 2nd negative PCR test result, guests are free to start their holiday at Beach Houses!

What proof of vaccination do I need?

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:

  • Proof of issuance from a National Public Health Organisation
  • Proof of documented vaccination issued by a hospital or medical centre.
  • Use of an independent validation system, such as IATA Travel Pass, or The Digital Green Certificate.

*Persons who fail to provide proof of vaccination will be subject to the protocols of unvaccinated travellers.

What can I do at The Crane while I await the results of my arrival COVID PCR test?

While awaiting the results of the required arrival COVID-19 PCR test, fully vaccinated travellers may freely move around The Crane, including access to all restaurants. However, access to Crane Beach, the Fitness Centre and Serenity Spa is restricted until receipt of a negative test result.

I am vaccinated, but my children are not. Can we travel together?

Yes! Children under 18 years, travelling with fully vaccinated guardians will be allowed to adhere to the same guidelines as their fully vaccinated guardians.

I am vaccinated but plan to travel with someone who is not. Can we travel together?

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.

Unvaccinated Travellers

Who is considered unvaccinated?

A traveller will be considered to be unvaccinated when they are:

  • A person who has not been vaccinated at all and therefore has no evidence of such.
  • A person who claims to have been vaccinated but has either produced no valid evidence of vaccination or the evidence produced cannot be verified.
  • A person who has been vaccinated using a vaccine, not on the Barbados list of approved vaccines.
  • A person who has only received one dose of a two-dose regimen.
  • A person who has completed the full regimen of an approved vaccine, but less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.
What are the Barbados entry requirements for unvaccinated travellers?

Travellers must enter Barbados with a negative PCR 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 administered after completing the mandatory 5-day in-room quarantine.

Results of this test are expected to be back within 24 hours. On receipt of a 2nd negative PCR test result, guests are free to start their holiday at Beach Houses!

Pre-Arrival Information

What are the requirements for travelling to Barbados during COVID-19?

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.

It is mandatory for ALL persons travelling to Barbados to enter with a negative COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited facility taken within 3 days prior to arrival.

All visitors should travel with a thermometer to conduct daily self-temperature checks during a monitoring period of 7 days after arrival.

What will happen to someone who arrives in Barbados without a COVID-19 PCR test?

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.

During Your Stay

How am I affected by Barbados' National Curfew Directive?

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 June 13th – August 8th, 2021, a daily curfew will be in place between 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM. During this period, all citizens, residents and visitors must be in their residences or hotels/villas by 11:00 PM nightly.

What happens if a member of my party tests positive for COVID-19 but I do not? Will I be able to continue my vacation?

Only the member of the party that tests positive will be required to isolate in a government-approved isolation facility, or at The Crane in separate accommodation, if approved for same. All other members of the party will be quarantined at The Crane, monitored and tested by the island’s public health authorities.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 while in Barbados?

In the interest of continuing prevention of any community spread on the island, if you test positive for COVID-19, you would typically be transferred by public health authorities to a government isolation facility to receive first-rate treatment and care until your recovery.  This transfer and care would be at no cost to you, and upon recovery, you are free to resume your vacation and/or return home.

If you are booked for 5 nights or more, you now have the choice of isolating at The Crane Resort under its COVID Assurance Plus offer, which offers a designated private pool suite with breakfast included for your recovery period.

Upon receipt of a positive COVID-19 test, the Ministry of Health will conduct a full health assessment at the Harrison Point isolation facility, at no charge, including screening for any underlying health conditions that could compromise your wellness. Transportation will be provided to and from the facility. This health screening takes less than a day, after which you will be isolated to your suite until cleared for recovery.

Note: Persons are considered recovered and can leave isolation after two consecutively administered COVID-19 PCR tests with negative results.

What are my dining options?

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:

  • There is a BDS$15 charge per delivery.
  • Please order for each meal period (e.g. Breakfast & Dinner) separately.
  • Place same-day order 90 minutes prior to delivery times.
  • Breakfast delivery times: 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM.
  • Lunch delivery time: 1:00 PM.
  • Dinner delivery times: 5:30 PM or 7:00 PM. (D’Onofrio’s, Daily | Zen, Friday – Sunday).
  • Enter ‘WHITEHAVEN, BARBADOS’ in the address field and your villa number in the apartment field.
  • After receiving your order, we will call you on the day of delivery to confirm the order, delivery time, & the room charge to your villa.

Each villa is also equipped with a full kitchen or kitchenette for the easy preparation of meals.

What is the Crane Confidence Programme?

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.

Do I have to wear face coverings at Beach Houses and The Crane Resort?

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.

Do I have to wear face coverings in Barbados?

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.