Barbados Reopens Border From July 2020

Barbados Reopens Border From July 2020

13/07/2020 0 By M Zaman

Barbados is a dream holiday destination in the Caribbean region, now reopens its border from July 2020 after closure from Covid-19 pandemic.

Starting from July 12, 2020 Barbados will resume flight services to different countries across the world.

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announces, “Barbados has reached a milestone in its fight against COVID-19. There are no more active cases of COVID-19 in Barbados, and effective July 1, 2020, all curfews will be lifted”.

The country has an ambition to gradually reopen its border in order to boost tourism.

“This is testimony to the will, discipline and commitment of Barbadian people… the health authorities, the frontline workers, the essential services, the social partnership, the media, the police, those on the borders, all have been integral to the success we have had thus far in tackling this pandemic. And more so, each and every Bajan in every house and in every community,” Mottley said.

In Barbados Paynes Bay Beach is famous for water sports activities

In Barbados Paynes Bay Beach is famous for water sports activities (Image: Barbados.org)

Additionally, Barbados announces to relax some of the most essential measures as this include physical distancing of three feet, social events with up to 500 patrons, and sporting events with spectators.

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As, the country has no new cases of Covid-19 related patients over the past 35 days. Barbados currently has 103 confirmed cases with 90 persons recovered and only 7 deaths (as of July 13, 2020).

Meanwhile, Barbados has set out a plan in order re-connect to the different parts of the world.

Its government states “Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) commencing July 12, 2020 with a twice weekly Air Canada service from Pearson International on Thursdays and Saturdays. On July 18, 2020 British Airways will resume a weekly flight out of London Gatwick; and Jet Blue is tentatively set to return to the island on July 25, 2020 with four weekly flights out of JFK in New York.”

While, the country reopens it will prioritise internal heath and safety policies.

Barbadian Minister of Tourism and International Transport, the Hon. Kerrie Symmonds announces, “Within 72 hours prior to departure for Barbados, all travellers from high risk countries are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited laboratory (ISO, CAP, UKAS or equivalent). High risk countries are defined as those with more than 10,000 new cases in the prior seven days and community transmission.”

Most spectacular views of Maxwell Beach

Most spectacular views of Maxwell Beach (Image: Barbados.org)

On the other hand, the Barbadian government will encourage remote worker to stay in the country for at least a year in a bid to re-boost its tourism industry.

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Prime Minister Mottley added, “We want to create an environment that will allow people to come to Barbados to work, to rest and to play from here for an extended period of time during COVID-19. Why? Because we know that this is one of the best places on earth to be and to remain because of the care we will take to protect the people of this nation and those who are here on island with us.”

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