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 for travellers have been in effect from May 25, 2022 and the following applies to:
Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to take a pre-flight COVID test to enter Barbados.
Fully vaccinated guests arriving at the hotel will have full access to all resort amenities including the beach and can enjoy free movement on the island from the day of their arrival.
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.
UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS BEFORE JUNE 1
Summary: Restricted to room for minimum of 3 Days
Unvaccinated guests are mandated to stay in approved accommodation for 3 days, after which they are required to take a second approved COVID-19 test. Test results may take 24 - 48 hours to be returned.
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. Please also note that unvaccinated guests must book a minimum of six nights at South Beach.
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 email@example.com 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.
UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS AFTER JUNE 1
Unvaccinated travellers are required to have a negative pre-flight test within three days prior to arrival in Barbados, they are also required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival at the airport. Once the result is negative, they are allowed to continue to the hotel for their stay.
As of June 1st they will no longer be required to quarantine in their rooms on arrival at the hotel and will have full access to all resort amenities including the beach and can enjoy free movement on the island from the day of their arrival.
CHANGES TO GENERAL HOTEL SERVICES
Housekeeping service will be provided daily and linen will be changed every 3 days. 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.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR STAY
As of January 17, 2022 the following will be in effect:
STAFF: All staff working in the operations of the hotels are fully vaccinated or are required to present a negative PCR test result weekly.
GUESTS: Additionally, both local and international visitors will be required to produce the following documents on check-in which are in line with the island's travel protocols.
Proof of vaccination or an approved negative COVID-19 test result, taken within the approved time period of their check-in date. Self-administered tests, or home kits will not be accepted.
Children 12 and over must be fully vaccinated or show an approved negative test result
Children 6 - 11 are required to show a approved negative test result
Children 5 and under are not required to show a negative test result
COVID TESTINGFor your convenience, PCR testing can be arranged next door to the hotel using the BARBADOS COVID LAB section and QUAYSIDE location option on this link https://www.barbadoscovidlab.com/ocean-hotels The cost of the PCR test is US $99 per person. Test results will be guaranteed within 24 Hours but are usually returned within 12 hours. The cost of an Antigen test is US $44 (Results 1 - 4 hours). Should you wish to have the tests conducted on-site please contact the front desk (supplement payable)
DEPARTURE: Please check your countries requirements for re-entering your country.
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.