Barbados reopening date guided by safe protocols
The Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, has indicated that the Caribbean island will open for tourism when it is safe to do so and will not be held to a specific date. The government of Barbados is continuing to work towards the country’s reopening, alongside health officials and the tourism industry.
Hotel owners and operators of tourist attractions on the island are busy putting new protocols into practice, ready to welcome tourists once the country reopens to commercial air traffic.
Speaking at the weekend, Ms Mottley said: “There are some countries where the risk is clearly lower than others, and we are also trying to put the protocols in place for testing and health screening and all of the temperature checks; all of the things that would matter, in order to get people comfortable and that when they come to Barbados, they are not only coming to a place that is safe, but that they themselves will remain safe during the period of stay here.”
The former Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Sir George Alleyne, also highlighted the country’s resilient health systems and commended Barbados on its remarkable public health staff.
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