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COVID-19 Travel to Barbados

Last Updated: January 8, 2020 
 
Situation Summary 

  • Barbados is welcoming tourism, while keeping its residents and guests safe. As a result, travel guidelines may be changed 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 Pre-arrival Online Embarkation Form within 24 hours of arrival and a second COVID-19 test for travelers arriving from certain countries. 
  • 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. 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 based on tourism health and safety protocols and indicate the level of access allowed both on and off the property. Access level is determined by COVID-19 travel restrictions. As this is a rapidly changing situation, protocols for these wristbands may be updated periodically. Guests should check with the front desk upon arrival for the most up-to-date information.

 

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.
 
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, except when seated on the pool deck, swimming in the pool or dining in a restaurant.  
 
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. Guests must wear the issued wristband for the full length of stay.
 
Q: Do I have to wear a face covering in Barbados?  
A: The government of Barbados strongly encourages the use of face coverings in indoor and outdoor public spaces. Wearing a face covering is actively encouraged, and some businesses will only allow you to enter if you are wearing one. You may also have your temperature taken when entering many business premises. Regular washing of hands is encouraged, and you can expect to be asked to sanitize your hands upon entering most buildings. Please continue to visit the government of Barbados website for all travel mandates at www.gov.bb as you make your travel plans.

In addition, in destinations where face coverings are not mandated by the government, HGV is strongly recommending that all guests wear one when outside their room to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other germs, and to ensure everyone’s health and safety.


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