Holidaymakers face further restrictions in Barbados with an extension of the Covid-related curfew – which begins tomorrow.
The current curfew of not being out between 11pm and 5am has been extended to 9pm to 5am from Mondays to Saturdays, and 6pm to 5am on Sundays.
It means all shops, restaurants and bars in Barbados will close at 9pm, Monday to Saturday, and at 6pm on Sundays. Restaurants won’t be allowed to serve food to guests beyond 9pm, although drive-thru restaurants are still allowed to operate.
However, it’s believed the curfew doesn’t apply to hotel restaurants and bars. All contact and team sports have been prohibited, as well as hiking.
The new curfew times begin from Saturday 11 September and will be in place for two weeks, possibly until October if the vaccination rate does not rise.
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced new changes to the directives during her address to the nation from Ilaro Court today.
“We’re asking for that because we believe that for now, slow down. We don’t need to lock down if we can slow down and we can vaccinate, and that is absolutely, absolutely critical,” she said.
The extension to the curfew hours has not yet been updated on the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) website.