The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association says it is elated with the government’s decision to remove the mask mandate and to remove all covid-19 travel protocols, effective midnight last night.

This reaction follows Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw’s announcement during a media conference at Illaro Court last evening.

Ms. Bradshaw revealed however that mask-wearing would remain mandatory in places where medical and dental services are provided, and prisons, among others.

Voice of: Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw

 

Chairman of the BHTA, Renee Coppin says she believes this change will make the island’s tourism product more competitive, signaling that the country is open for business.

Voice of: Chairman of the BHTA, Renee Coppin

 

She notes that this change should also provide a boost as the Association looks forward to the upcoming winter tourist season.

Voice of: Chairman of the BHTA, Renee Coppin

 

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, speaking during the media conference yesterday also anticipates that the relaxation of protocols should provide a boost for the sector.

Voice of: Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins

 

Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry welcomes the recent relaxation of the covid-19 protocols.

President of BCCI Anthony Branker also believes that tourism is likely to strive because of the recent changes.

Voice of: President of Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Anthony Branker

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