TRAVEL: BARBADOS: First interCaribbean flight lands – new COVID-19 testing rules outlined

Barbados: Inaugural interCaribbean flight 715- August 4. 2020

First interCaribbean flight lands
Nation News. Barbados  – 04 August 2020

The inaugural interCaribbean flight 715 touched down at Grantley Adams International Airport on Tuesday, minus the usual fanfare associated with such an event.

Regional customer service specialist of interCaribean Gilles Bussutil said Barbados would be the southern hub for the 29-year-old airline, which also operates flights to St Lucia, Dominica and Grenada.       

Minister of Maritime Affairs Kirk Humphrey, who stood in for Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins, said Barbados was proud to partner with an entity to bring people together and reminded visitors to follow the protocols.

Bussutil said the inaugural flight was generating interest in travel to Barbados. InterCaribbean plans to add St Vincent to their routes in the coming months.

InterCaribbean is one of the airlines expanding its services in the Caribbean since it was announced that cash-strapped carrier LIAT would be liquidated.

There have since been changes with regard to LIAT, such as the appointment of an administrator to reorganise the company. (CA)


COVID-19 Rules Outlined by Barbados Government for CARICOM visitors

Only CARICOM residents from St. Kitts Nevis, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada will be allowed to enter Barbados without needing to do a COVID-19 PCR test prior to or on arrival to Barbados.

This new list of exceptions is intended to control the influx of infection from other countries.

Just last month the list had included Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Barthelemy, St. Martin, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos.

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