The island of Barbados has announced another update to its travel protocols, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The latest update means travelers have more options — including the acceptance of rapid antigen tests for entry.
Visitors can use either a negative rapid antigen test result taken no more than one day prior to arrival in Barbados, or a negative PCR test taken and received within three days prior to arrival.
The update comes a week after Barbados announced that it had discontinued its on-island curfew hours.
Barbados also announced some changes to the airport experience at Grantley Adams International; that includes allowing travelers once again to use the “more spacious” main arrivals hall, instead of the provisional Gate 14-16 arrivals hall that had been set up to manage port health entry checks and testing amid the pandemic.
Most notably, particularly for those heading to destinations like the Grenadines, travelers who are merely transiting through Barbados will not be required to test in order to do so.
The addition of the antigen option is part of a broader trend in the Caribbean, with more and more destinations accepting antigen tests as pandemic protocols begin to loosen across the region.
For more, visit Barbados Travel Protocols.