The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados officially reopened to commercial air traffic on July 12 with the arrival of Air Canada Flight 966 from Toronto at approximately 2:20 p.m.
CARICOM today reported that 132 passengers disembarked in batches and were greeted by the melodious sounds of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band.
Among one of the first arriving passengers was Canadian High Commissioner to Barbados, Marie Legault.
In addition to numerous sanitisation stations and increased signage related to the new arrivals process, there were strict COVID-19 protocols in place at the airport.
Airport employees were also outfitted in personal protective equipment, such as face shields and masks.
Port health officials verified the negative PCR COVID-19 tests of passengers, and directed those who did not have a PCR test, or who didn’t meet the verification requirements, to the testing facility located at Gate 14.
Persons travelling to Barbados are encouraged to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their departure.
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