Tourists in Barbados Must Wear Tracking Bracelets During Quarantine
Barbados has decided to use tracking bracelets to make sure travelers to the island are following its mandatory quarantine requirement. Last week, the Caribbean island launched new travel protocols, which require visitors to get a negative coronavirus PCR test within three days before they arrive and another negative PCR test five days after they arrive.
Until negative results come back for that second test, visitors must quarantine. They must also wear an electronic monitoring bracelet to make sure they do so. According to the Visit Barbados website, the bracelet is water-resistant and tamper-resistant and “keeps travelers and locals safe by ensuring visitors remain within the designated quarantine location.” The bracelet is also connected to the BIMSafe app, which travelers are expected to download before they arrive at the island. Travelers will be required to input self-temperature checks in the app every day.
Once visitors receive a negative result for the second Covid-19 test, they can finally leave their hotel rooms as long as they follow the island’s coronavirus restrictions. That includes wearing masks in public and following the curfew, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.. Those who fail to follow the rules, face fines up to $50,000.