The Barbados Honorary Consul in the Cayman Islands has provided an update on the plans for the upcoming charter to Barbados in July.
The charter coincides with the school summer break and the cricket test match between the West Indies and Australia in Bridgetown.
The organisers are arranging for direct flight to Barbados without going through high-risk COVID-19 countries such as the USA and Jamaica, according to a statement.
Honorary Consul Juliette Gooding said although a large portion of Cayman residents are vaccinated, the organisers are still maintaining caution.
"Many find the direct route much more convenient with less interaction with persons who may not be taking precautions or who are not vaccinated. The charter will provide an opportunity for families to travel and enjoy another Island with relatively low COVID positive cases," he statement from her office said.
The Honorary Consul explained that under Barbados’s quarantine protocols,persons who are fully vaccinated are tested at the airport on arrival with results available within 24 hours.
"Once they have a negative result, persons are able to move about. Non-vaccinated persons would spend 5-7 days in quarantine on arrival and then tested again. Once their results are negative, they can then move about freely."
All persons entering Barbados, vaccinated or not, must provide a negative PCR test, taken 3 days before travel.
For more information on this charter to Barbados, email the Barbados Consulate Office at Barbcon2@gmail.com