All individuals traveling to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States.
The rule, which came into effect on Monday, applies regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
This new regulation, announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), applies to all travellers age 2 and older.
People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19, such as a positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.
This is in addition to the requirement that foreign national air travellers be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the United States, with only limited exceptions.
The U.S. Embassy in Barbados said that more information on these updated travel requirements available on the CDC’s website.