BORDER UPDATEPlease ensure that you are aware of the Barbados travel protocols and ensure that you monitor them regularly in case of any changes. These were put in place to ensure that both citizens and visitors alike can StaySafe. Please click on the button below to find the most up to date copy of the requirements, along with the link to the ED card which must be completed prior to arrival and some useful FAQs.
BARBADOS GOVERNMENT TRAVEL PROTOCOLS
We are happy to advise that South Beach Hotel has been inspected by the Ministry of Health and has been approved as a "Designated and Approved Hotel" to accept guests from high-risk countries.
APPROVED HOTEL PROTOCOLS
New protocols were in effect from May 8, 2021 and the following applies to:
Summary: Restricted to property prior to 2nd Test
Vaccinated guests are mandated to stay in approved accommodation until receipt of their on-island COVID-19 test. Results take approximately 24 hours to be returned.
On arrival guests will be able to move around the resort freely. Vaccinated guests will be able to use the resorts pools and restaurant and upon receipt of a negative result from their on-island PCR test, guests will be allowed to leave the resort to enjoy the island.
Please also note that whilst awaiting the results of their on-island PCR Test vaccinated guests will not have access to the beach area, the gym and in-room spa treatments.
Fully Vaccinated means: A person who has received both shots of any vaccine listed on the approved list of vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and 14 days have passed before arriving on the island. Any party of persons composed of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated or non-fully vaccinated persons travelling together will be treated as non-vaccinated in keeping with the national protocols. Children will be deemed the same status as their parents.
Summary: Restricted to room for minimum of 5 Days
Unvaccinated guests are mandated to stay in approved accommodation for 5 nights, after which they are required to take a second PCR test. Test results may take 24 - 48 hours to be returned.
Please also note that in accordance with current COVID protocols unvaccinated guests are required to stay in their rooms prior to the confirmation of a negative result of their mandatory second test. Additionally, it is a requirement for guests to provide the Ministry of Health with twice daily temperature checks and we recommend bringing your own thermometer.
Breakfast will be served via room service with no additional charges. There is an all-day menu available from the on-site restaurant until 5.30pm, however lunch or dinner can also be easily ordered in and delivered to your room from many different local restaurants in the area. Guests arriving after 5.30pm are recommended to contact us prior to arrival for dinner arrangements on their first night.
A grocery delivery service is also very popular and can be arranged prior to arrival, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Housekeeping service will be on request. Staff are not permitted into occupied quarantine rooms. Linen, towels and other supplies will be provided to the guest room door.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that unvaccinated guests advise us prior to arrival to ensure that quarantine protocols can be pre-booked and arranged ahead of arrival.
CHANGES TO GENERAL HOTEL SERVICES
Housekeeping service will be provided every 2 days and linen will be changed every 4 days. Guests can request to have additional housekeeping should they wish. Staff are not permitted to be in the room when guests are present.
Guests should also note that the hotel operation and its implementation of the hotel's COVID protocols are guided by the Ministry of Health of Barbados, and services may be affected due to mandatory government policies. We apologize in advance for any disappointment caused due to any disruption of our services but will endeavor to provide the highest level of service possible through this difficult time.
Guests are required to ensure that the maintain physical distancing, wear masks when in public areas and wash or sanitize their hands regularly.
ADVANCED CHECK IN
We strongly advise all guests to complete their check-in form in advance to ensure an expedited check-in with reduced contact. Prior to arrival. please complete this form https://www.southbeachbarbados.com/advance-check-in and read our StaySafe protocols which are available on our website.
ARRIVAL: There is a local polyclinic in Oistins called Randall Phillips Polytechnic where arrival tests are available for free. An appointment must be made in advance. Transport must be arranged with an approved transport provider through the front desk.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TESTING
Alternatively, for your convenience, our sister hotel Sea Breeze Beach House is a satellite location for testing however each test will incur a charge of US $175 per person. An appointment must be made in advance with their front desk. Test results can take between 24 - 48 hrs after testing.
DEPARTURE: Please check your countries requirements for re-entering your country. The UK, and the USA currently require a negative ANTIGEN or a PCR test to re-enter the country. You may choose to either have the PCR test at our sister hotel, Sea Breeze Beach House, for US$175 (results within 24 - 48 hours) or arrange a taxi through guest services , costing approximately US$40 return, depending on numbers and wait time) to a local testing centre. Tests cost
US$50 per person (ANTIGEN results 30mins to 1 hr/ PCR results 24 - 48 hours). Please note the centre does not accept cash and must be paid by card. Please walk with your flight itinerary and your passport for all passengers requiring testing.
STAYSAFE @ South Beach - Our COVID19 Protocols
Committing to the highest standards of cleanliness, sanitization and disinfection, we've created our new StaySafe health and safety protocols specifically in response to the COVID-19 situation and in line with all National and Regional Protocols. You can be sure you can StaySafe with us, and that we always have the safety of our team members and our guest's top of mind at all times. Please read our South Beach StaySafe Protocols prior to arrival.