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COVID-19 Travel to Barbados

Last Updated: October 14, 2020 
 
Situation Summary 

  • Barbados is welcoming tourism, while keeping its residents and guests safe. As a result, travel guidelines may be amended as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. 
  • Anyone arriving to the island needs to familiarize themselves with all travel protocols.  
  • Among others, travel protocols include having a valid, negative COVID-19 test and completing a Prearrival Online Embarkation Form within 24 hours of arrival. 
  • For a complete listing of all travel guidelines from the government of Barbados, including a link to the Embarkation Form, go to www.gov.bb or www.barbadostravelprotocols.com.
  • This is an evolving situation and the information contained in this page is subject to change by the government of Barbados. HGV has no control over the changing government guidelines, and the information we are providing may not be the most up-to-date information. Please check the websites listed on this page for the most up-to-date information.


Travel Forms
The government of Barbados is requiring visitors to complete certain forms before arrival. Please be sure to check www.gov.bb or www.barbadostravelprotocols.com for the most updated forms. They may include: 

  • Embarkation/Disembarkation Form (required for all persons arriving to Barbados).
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Waiver Form (required for all persons being tested on arrival in Barbados).
  • The property also requires a form for airport transfers to The Crane. It is available here, Airport Transfer Request Form


Travel Testing Requirements
Pre-arrival testing requirements differ based on a country’s risk profile, which are determined by travel history within the last 21 days. Travelers are encouraged to check www.gov.bb or www.barbadostravelprotocols.com for updates.
 
Social Distancing, Face Coverings and Guest Wristband Program

  • All guests at The Crane are expected to observe social distancing, as well as wear a face covering and color-coded wristband while on property.
  • The wristbands are issued in accordance with tourism health and safety protocols. Refer to the image below for a description of access levels by wristband color.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

This is an evolving situation and the information contained in this page is subject to change by the government of Barbados. HGV has no control over the changing government guidelines, and the information we are providing may not be the most up-to-date information. Please check the websites listed on this page for the most up-to-date information.


Q: Can I arrange for a transfer to The Crane in advance? 

A: Yes, you can. If you would like to arrange for a transfer service to The Crane, please complete the form found at my.hgv.com/crane-form. The resort team will send confirmation details once they review your form within three business days of receipt. If you arrive without a valid negative PCR test, a mandatory group transfer will be required after your airport test. This will be arranged as required at the airport. 
 
Q: Do I have to wear a face covering at The Crane?  
A: The Crane’s health and safety protocols require the wearing of face coverings in all public areas of the property when in the proximity of other persons.  
 
Q: What other requirements are in place at The Crane?  

A: The Crane’s health and safety protocols require all guests to wear a wristband that indicates by color the level of access allowed both on and off the property. Access level is determined by COVID-19 travel restrictions. For example, guests from high-risk countries are temporarily restricted to the resort until the second retest, with the use of one designated swimming pool area, and room service or takeaway from all restaurants, the General Store and the Village Café. Access is not permitted to the Spa, Fitness Centre or Restaurant, Bar or Village dining, or Retail Stores. Guests must wear the issued wristband for the full length of stay. Additional information will be provided on infographics placed at the Front Desk. 
 
Q: Do I have to wear a face covering in Barbados?  
A: Please continue to visit the government of Barbados website for all travel mandates at www.gov.bb or www.barbadostravelprotocols.com as you make your travel plans.  
 
In destinations where face coverings are not mandated by the government, HGV is strongly recommending that all guests wear one to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other germs, and to ensure everyone’s health and safety. This includes wearing a face covering when leaving your room and in all public areas of the resort.  

Barbados travel protocols are subject to change as the situation continues to evolve.