Robert Barrett, founder of Elite Island Resorts which includes nine properties in Antigua and St. Lucia as well as Barbados, St. Lucia and the Grenadines and Panama, stated that all guests over 12 years old will need to show proof of vaccination upon their arrival. This change took effect on Sept. 1.
Barrett stated that mandating vaccines is the best option to protect the tourism industry in these destinations. This is crucial for the survival of many workers and the only way to ensure that travel and tourism continue to thrive throughout fall and winter.
Galley Bay Resort & spa, Hammock Cove and St. James's Club & Villas are some of the resorts; St. James's Club Morgan Bay and The Verandah Resort in Antigua; St. James's Club Barbados on Barbados; Palm Island and The Grenadines; Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama.