Good news for Barbados - Active COVID-19 cases drop to zero
As of 11 am on June 26, Barbados has no active COVID-19 cases on island.
Sharing the news was the Minister of Health and Wellness Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic during this morning's Address to the Nation streamed from Ilaro Court.
Bostic told Barbados:
"We are now on day 35 without any local transmission of COVID-19 and even better news, all persons who were in isolation, have been discharged. So there are no confirmed cases that we are still treating at the isolation facility at Harrison Point.”
Furthermore, "Also important is the fact that all persons who were repatriated on flights from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada have been discharged from quarantine and this is indeed good news," he added.
Barbados' first two COVID-19 cases were recorded on March 16, 2020. Now three months later, Barbados recorded 97 confirmed cases with seven COVID-related deaths and 90 persons recovered.
As of May 27, Barbados had tested 4,758 persons for COVID-19. Over 5,000 persons have been tested in Barbados.
Airlines will start flying to Barbados again
- The borders will officially reopen effective July 12, 2020. Resumptions of commercial flights are scheduled to begin as stated below.
- July 12 – Air Canada
- July 18 – British Airways
- July 25 – Jet Blue
- August 1 – Virgin Atlantic
- August 5 – American Airlines
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- All travelers must have proof of a negative COVID test withing 72 hours of travel (up to a week for low-risk CARICOM countries).
- A mandatory 14-day quarantine for all persons entering Barbados. Passengers arriving from countries considered low-risk for COVID-19 cases are allowed to home quarantine.
- Anyone arriving with a travel history from China, Iran, and South Korea are also subjected to fourteen (14) days quarantine.
- Citizens and residents of Barbados will be subject to a home-quarantine.
- The Government of Barbados is conducting thermal screening at airports and seaports.