Barbados will be reopening its borders to international travelers and resume commercial flights at the Grantley Adams International Airport beginning on July 12.
For the U.S., JetBlue will return on July 25 with four weekly flights out of JFK International Airport in New York, followed by American Airlines on Aug. 5 out of Miami, Florida.
Air Canada service from Pearson International will resume flights on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning on July 12.
The Barbadian government has outlined the new protocols for visitors once flights resume.
Within 72 hours prior to departure for Barbados, all travelers from high risk countries will be “strongly encouraged” to take a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited laboratory. Travelers from low risk countries will have up to one week prior to departure for Barbados to take their tests.
There will also be a new online Embarkation/ Disembarkation card (ED card), with personal health questions relating to COVID-19 symptoms, which travelers will be required to complete. Once all required steps are completed and supporting documents uploaded, travelers will receive a bar code via email.
Upon arrival, travelers will be required to present their negative result of a PCR COVID-19 test and bar code to clear immigration.
Travelers without a documented negative PCR test result from an accredited or recognized laboratory will be required to take a test upon arrival, and will be quarantined pending results, which take 48 hours.
At the airport, other public health protocols remain in place including wearing face masks, physical distancing at three feet, and temperatures checks.
Prime Minister the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced on Friday that there are no more active cases of COVID-19 in Barbados, and effective July 1, 2020, all curfews will be lifted.