Travellers to Barbados must present negative RT-PCR test

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Anglina Byron

Barbados: Travellers who have a valid negative report of either Standard RT-PCR test or Rapid PCR COVID-19 test are allowed to enter the island of Barbados. The test should be done within three days before arrival or 24 hours before arrival, respectively. Moreover, this change will come into effect on Friday, January 7, 2022.

The traveller to Barbados needs to fulfil these requirements before travelling:

  • All travellers will have to present negative report Rt-PCR test results.
  • The laboratory which performs the test should be a certified, accredited or recognised facility.
  • The samples should be nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs taken by a healthcare provider.

Following are the requirements which are not accepted:

  • The samples for the tests of the COVID-19 pandemic should not be taken by using Nasal swab samples.
  • The testing of the deadly virus should not be done by using Saliva samples.
  • Travellers can’t do self-administration tests even if the samples were taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
  • Home kits should also not be used.

Health Ministry of Barbados asked travellers to follow certified guidelines so that travelling can’t affect the country’s infection.

Further, On January 3, 2022, Best-Dos-Santos Health Laboratory has reported one more death due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It further brings the death toll in the country to 263.

On the other hand, a total of 538 individuals have been infected with the deadly virus, out of which 229 males and 309 females have been diagnosed with the viral illness.

The country has also made continuous efforts to enhance its COVID-19 management efforts with the digitisation of contact tracing through the Ministry of Health Wellness Barbados Exposure Notification App (BENApp).

The app will enhance contact tracing, and it is designed to assist in reducing the speed of the Coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, the digital contact tracing and exposure notifications will give exposure alerts to the individual fastly.

It is also beneficial for local travellers as it will provide them with proactive alerts and educate them of potential risks.

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