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COVID-19 Travel to Barbados

Last Updated: October 24, 2021 
 
Situation Summary 

  • Barbados is welcoming tourism, while keeping its Owners and guests safe. As a result, travel guidelines may be changed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. Among others, travel protocols include having a valid, negative COVID-19 PCR test and downloading the BIMSafe app to complete all required travel forms.
  • Vaccinated Travelers: Fully vaccinated travelers are required to download the BIMSafe app, complete required travel forms and upload a valid, negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 3 days before arrival. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • Unvaccinated Travelers: Travel protocols for unvaccinated travelers require downloading the BIMSafe app, completing required travel forms and uploading a valid, negative COVID-19 PCR taken within 2–3 days before arrival. Unvaccinated travelers are required to use designated providers for transportation to The Crane and quarantine in their room until a second COVID-19 PCR test is taken five days after arrival and is reported back negative. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • On-Site Testing: Travelers can take both the required 2nd PCR test and departure rapid antigen tests on-site at The Crane hotel’s COVID-19 testing lab. PCR tests are available to HGV Club Members for $95 and Rapid Antigen Tests for $35. Cash is not accepted; tests can be charged to the guest room or paid using credit or debit cards. Hilton Grand Vacations neither owns nor operates The Crane hotel’s on-site COVID-19 lab. Hilton Grand Vacations makes no representations regarding the lab’s qualifications or the quality of the products or services offered by the lab, and assumes no liability for such products or services. This service is being offered only as a convenience. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • CDC Travel Requirements: As of June 10, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all international air passengers ages 2 and up, including fully vaccinated travelers, to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a plane to the Unites States that is collected no more than 3 days before their flight's departure or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. The documentation must come from a licensed health care provider or public health official, stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel. Fully vaccinated travelers should continue to follow the CDC's recommendations for traveling safely. For more information, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • For a complete listing of all travel guidelines from the government of Barbados, including a link to the required travel forms, go to visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020.
  • 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. Check the websites listed here for the latest updates.


Travel Forms
The government of Barbados is requiring visitors to complete specific travel forms prior to arrival. Travelers must download the BIMSafe app to access those forms. If you are unable to download the BIMSafe app, you can go to travelform.gov.bb/home to fill out any required forms and upload your PCR test result. Please be sure to check visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020 for the most updated information. 


Travel & Testing Requirements
Vaccinated Travelers:
All travelers are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within three days prior to arrival on the island. Test results must be uploaded to the BIMSafe app. Fully vaccinated travelers are required to download the BIMSafe app, complete required travel forms and upload a valid, negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 3 days before arrival.

Unvaccinated Travelers: Travel protocols for unvaccinated travelers require downloading the BIMSafe app, completing required travel forms and uploading a valid, negative COVID-19 PCR taken 2–3 days before arrival. Unvaccinated travelers are required to use designated providers for transportation to their approved accommodation and quarantine in their room until a second COVID-19 PCR test is taken five days after arrival and that test returns negative. That second test can be taken at The Crane’s on-site COVID lab. Due to the required quarantine period, unvaccinated travelers are encouraged to book a minimum of 7 nights at their approved quarantine accommodation.

Note: Hilton Grand Vacations neither owns nor operates The Crane hotel’s on-site COVID-19 lab. Hilton Grand Vacations makes no representations regarding the lab’s qualifications or the quality of the products or services offered by the lab, and assumes no liability for such products or services. This service is being offered only as a convenience.

CDC Travel Requirements: As of June 10, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all international air passengers ages 2 and up, including fully vaccinated travelers, to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a plane to the Unites States that is collected no more than 3 days before their flight's departure or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. The documentation must come from a licensed health care provider or public health official, stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel. Fully vaccinated travelers should continue to follow the CDC's recommendations for traveling safely. For more information, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.

Social Distancing, Face Coverings and Guest Wristband Program

  • All Owners and 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. Owners and 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: I have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Can I travel to the island without a test?

A: No, all travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test three days prior to arrival to the island. 
 
QWhat will happen to someone who flies into Barbados without a COVID-19 PCR test? 
A: It is now mandatory for all travelers arriving to Barbados to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Arriving without proof of a negative test may deny entry into the country.
 
QAre there any additional travel requirements I need to know for going to Barbados?
A: As of June 10, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all international air passengers ages 2 and up, including fully vaccinated travelers, to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a plane to the Unites States that is collected no more than 3 days before their flight's departure or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. The documentation must come from a licensed health care provider or public health official, stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel. Fully vaccinated travelers should continue to follow the CDC's recommendations for traveling safely. For more information, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.

Travelers can take both the required 2nd PCR test and departure rapid antigen tests on-site at The Crane hotel’s COVID-19 testing lab. PCR tests are available to HGV Club Members for $95 and Rapid Antigen Tests for $35. Please note that cash is not accepted. The tests can be charged to the guest room or paid using credit or debit cards.

Note: Hilton Grand Vacations neither owns nor operates The Crane hotel’s on-site COVID-19 lab. Hilton Grand Vacations makes no representations regarding the lab’s qualifications or the quality of the products or services offered by the lab, and assumes no liability for such products or services. This service is being offered only as a convenience.

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 Owners and 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. Owners and 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 visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020 as you make your travel plans.

In addition, we ask that Owners and Guests follow local and other applicable regulations as it relates to the use of face coverings and other health requirements.