Summary – as of 26th June 2020
- No Cases of COVID-19 in Barbados
- Commercial Flights to Resume from July
- Testing Required Prior to Arrival
- Flexible Cancellation Terms Remain in Place
Barbados Announces No Active Cases of COVID-19 as Commercial Flights Resume
The official announcement was made on Friday 26th June that Barbados currently has no active cases of COVID-19. Barbados is once again open for business with the resumption of commercial flights from July and is looking forward to welcoming overseas visitors with quarantine on arrival no longer required.
Whilst lockdown measures have clearly caused significant challenges for the people of the island over the past few months, the Barbados Government have been praised for the way they have handled the situation. Extensive safety protocols remain in place to keep everyone safe and on arrival at the airport, all visitors will be expected to provide evidence of a certified negative COVID-19 PCR test which needs to have been carried out within 72 hours of commencement of travel. You may be interested to read further information about this in our recent Blog
Our 'relaxed' cancellation policies, as detailed below, still apply as we understand the need for ongoing flexibility at this time and we continue to prioritise the needs and safety of our valued clients.
We believe you can now look forward to a holiday in Barbados with increased confidence and we very much hope you will soon be able to experience the friendly hospitality that makes this island so special. Whenever you plan to visit, we look forward to helping you organise your next stay in Barbados.
Flexible Cancellation Terms - Look Forward to your Stay with Confidence
In recent months we've been working closely with our property management partners in Barbados to develop a more generous and flexible set of cancellation policies which specifically put the needs of our clients first.
We are delighted to say that the vast majority of our partners have now formally adopted the following approach for new bookings departing in 2020, allowing you to book with total confidence, safe in the knowledge that you are financially protected from the uncertainties caused by COVID-19.
• Fully Refundable Deposits – no questions asked and with only a small admin fee in some cases
• Later Balance Payments – due as little as 2 weeks prior to travel
• Postponement Option – by up to 12 months at the same property, with no fees
As these policies have been adopted on a property by property basis, the specifics will vary slightly and we will be pleased to help you find the right match for your needs when booking your stay.
If you are one of the many people now planning a stay on the island, you will want to be certain that, if your plans need to change, you will be able to do so without penalty. We have been working closely with our property management partners in Barbados to develop a more generous and flexible set of cancellation policies which specifically put the needs of our clients first.
Thank You for Your Support
Since we started our business, we have been lucky enough to have enjoyed wonderful support from our clients and we would like to say a huge personal thank you for your continued loyalty at this time. We have received many kind messages from our valued clients and are enormously grateful for the pragmatic approach everyone appears to be taking at the moment.
For our team who routinely work remotely from the UK office, either from our homes in the UK or from Barbados, the switch to home working has been perfectly smooth. All of our systems and processes continue to operate completely as normal and we can be reached via chat, email, or telephone in the usual way.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any concerns you may have and we would like to send our very best wishes to you and your families at this time.