Travel to Barbados is now as it was before the pandemic.
The island has officially lifted all of its health travel restrictions, the destination announced this week.
This means there are no longer any testing requirements to visit Barbados, regardless of whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated.
And it also means that no proof of vaccination is required.
Barbados said the wearing of masks “will now generally be optional”.
Masks are still mandatory only for people working in healthcare, hospitals, public transport and the like.
“This is the latest step for us that reflects our position as fully open for business following the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Barbados Tourism Minister Lisa Cummins. “We look forward to continuing to welcome visitors to our shores to experience all the new and returning events planned for the rest of the year and into early 2023.”
This move officially came into effect on September 23.
Barbados joins a growing number of Caribbean destinations that have similarly lifted all their travel restrictions, including, most recently, the US Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, Martinique and Grenada, among others others.
The move comes ahead of what Barbados expects to be a very strong winter tourism season, boosted by the return of a number of UK carriers to the island and a renewed push into the US market.
So where to stay now?
The hottest hotels on the island include Marriott’s comprehensive boutique portfolio, led by The House, Treasure Beach and Tamarind, among others, along with luxury hubs such as Sandy Lane, Port Ferdinand, St Peter’s Bay and Fairmont Royal Pavilion, among others. others.