UPDATED 17th March, 2020
As of Tuesday 17th March, the UK Government has advised against all but essential travel abroad – this includes travel to Barbados. The travel restrictions initially cover a period of 30 days and will be reviewed over the course of the next month. We are working with our partners and customers to accommodate and reschedule holidays for travellers from the UK to a later date. Initially, we would advise travellers from the UK to contact their travel insurance provider. If you have any questions please email us using the link below: https://www.thelonestar.com/contact/
If you’ve been planning your ‘trip of a lifetime’ a holiday to Barbados, you may be watching the news with increasing concern as coronavirus spreads across the globe. Please find a round-up of the latest travel advice below, along with information on taking the necessary precautions in preparing for your holiday.
Travel to and from Barbados
As of 12th March 2020, Barbados has no confirmed cases of coronavirus and there are currently no restrictions on travelling to and from the country according the US and UK governments.
On arrival in Barbados, the Government of Barbados has imposed a temporary quarantine on any travellers entering that have visited the Hubei province of China, Iran, South Korea and Italy in the last 14 days. Those who have visited other parts of China within the last 14 days may also encounter issues entering the country and moving freely. For Barbadian nationals, all but essential travel to these countries has been advised against.
The outbreak is a fast-moving situation and advice is changing by the day, so please continue to check the up to date travel information on the days and weeks leading up to your trip.
It is also advisable to check your travel insurance and what you are covered for in the event that you catch coronavirus while you are on holiday. You should ask if repatriation and medical expenses are covered if you do catch the illness.
Where most people experience mild symptoms, if you are elderly or have an underlying health issue you should be aware that you may experience more severe symptoms of coronavirus and take this into account when you decide whether to travel.
Preparing for your trip
Travellers are advised to take necessary precautions when using transport and visiting places where there may be crowds of people. Personal hygiene practices such as increased handwashing and catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue are advised to prevent the spread of the virus. You should avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth where possible and try to avoid snacking in public.
Wearing gloves is another preventative method as well as the use of hand sanitiser with at least 70% alcohol content. Remember this must be under 100ml if you’re planning to take it in your hand luggage.
If you do experience any symptoms of coronavirus in the days leading up to or whilst travelling you are advised to isolate yourself and contact your health provider and travel insurance provider to seek further assistance.
Staying at The Lone Star
At Lone Star we’re committed to our guests’ safety and comfort. We have stepped up our already impeccable cleaning regime for our guests’ protection and will be issuing advice to guests on arrival about how to spot the symptoms of coronavirus.
Our staff have received special training on how to assist those guests who are worried about the virus and will do everything we can to look after you and ensure you have a peaceful and relaxing stay.
If you have any questions regarding your stay please contact us here: https://www.thelonestar.com/contact/