COVID 19 Update
BORDER UPDATEPlease ensure that you are aware of the Barbados travel protocols and ensure that you monitor them regularly in case of any changes. These were put in place to ensure that both citizens and visitors alike can StaySafe. Please click on the button below to find the most up to date copy of the requirements, along with the link to the ED card which must be completed prior to arrival and some useful FAQs.
Barbados Government TRAVEL Protocols
We are happy to advise that Sea Breeze Beach House has been inspected by the Ministry of Health and has been approved as a ‘Designated and Approved Hotel' to accept guests from high-risk countries.
APPROVED HOTEL PROTOCOLS
New protocols for travellers have been in effective from May 8, 2021 and the following applies to:
Summary: Restricted to property prior to 2nd Test
Vaccinated guests are mandated to stay in approved accommodation until receipt of their on-island COVID-19 test. Results take approximately 24 hours to be returned.
On arrival guests will be able to move around the resort freely. Vaccinated guests will be able to use the resorts pools and restaurants and upon receipt of a negative result from their on-island PCR test, guests will be allowed to leave the resort to enjoy the island. Guests will be allocated room category booked.
Please also note that whilst awaiting the results of their on-island PCR Test vaccinated guests will not have access to the beach area, the gym and in-room spa treatments.
Fully Vaccinated means: A person who has received both shots of any vaccine listed on the approved list of vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and 14 days have passed before arriving on the island. Any party of persons composed of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated or non-fully vaccinated persons travelling together will be treated as non-vaccinated in keeping with the national protocols. Children will be deemed the same status as their parents.
Summary: Restricted to room for a minimum of 5 Days
Unvaccinated guests are mandated to stay in approved accommodation for 5 nights, after which they are required to take a second PCR test. Test results may take 24 - 48 hours to be returned.
On arrival guests will be accommodated in the Driftwood Building, (Classic Poolside/Ocean View Room), until they receive their negative test result. We suggest that guests and operators book a Classic Room for the first 7 nights of their stay to accommodate this Government protocol.
On receipt of a negative result from their PCR test, guests will be accommodated in their originally booked room either from the day following receipt of their result or, subject to availability and timing, on the same day.
Please also note that in accordance with current COVID protocols unvaccinated guests are required to stay in their rooms prior to the confirmation of a negative result of their mandatory second test. All meals and beverages will be served via room service at no additional charge while in quarantine. This service will be provided during our outlet opening times. Additionally, it is a requirement for guests to provide the Ministry of Health with twice daily temperature checks and we recommend bringing your own thermometer.
Housekeeping service will be on request. Staff are not permitted into occupied quarantine rooms. Linen, towels and other supplies will be provided to the guest room door.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that unvaccinated guests advise us prior to arrival to ensure that quarantine protocols can be pre-booked and arranged ahead of arrival.
CHANGES TO GENERAL HOTEL SERVICES
Due to current occupancies and protocols all restaurants will not be open every night however, a selection of dinner menus from all our restaurants will be available on rotation throughout your stay. To avoid guests congregating around the bar all drinks will be served.
Housekeeping service will be provided every two days unless requested daily and nightly Turn Down service has been suspended. Staff are not permitted to be in the room when guests are present.
Guests should also note that the hotel operation and its implementation of the hotel's COVID protocols are guided by the Ministry of Health of Barbados, and services may be affected due to mandatory government policies. We apologize in advance for any disappointment caused due to any disruption of our services but will endeavor to provide the highest level of service possible through this difficult time.
Guests are required to ensure that the maintain physical distancing, wear masks when in public areas and wash or sanitize their hands regularly.
ADVANCED CHECK IN
We strongly advise all guests to complete their check-in form in advance to ensure an expedited check-in with reduced contact. Prior to arrival. please complete this form https://www.seabreezebarbados.com/advance-check-in and read our StaySafe protocols which are available on this page.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TESTING
ARRIVAL: For your convenience, we will be offering PCR testing at the hotel. Persons can book their appointment at the front desk, the cost of the test US $175 per person. Alternatively, guests may also have a free PCR test done at the local polyclinic. Transport must be arranged with an approved transport provider through the front desk. Test results can take between 24 - 48 hrs after testing.
DEPARTURE: Please check your countries requirements for re-entering your country. The UK, and the USA currently require a negative ANTIGEN or a PCR test to re-enter the country. You may choose to either have the PCR test at the hotel for 175$ (results within 24 - 48 hours) or arrange a taxi through guest services , costing approximately 40 US$ return, depending on numbers and wait time) to a local testing centre. Tests cost 50 US$ per person (ANTIGEN results 30mins to 1 hr/ PCR results 24 - 48 hours). Please note the centre does not accept cash and must be paid by card. Please walk with your flight itinerary and your passport for all passengers requiring testing.
STAYSAFE - Our COVID19 ProtocolsCommitting to the highest standards of cleanliness, sanitization and disinfection, we've created our new StaySafe health and safety protocols specifically in response to the COVID-19 situation and in line with all National and Regional Protocols. You can be sure you can StaySafe with us, and that we always have the safety of our team members and our guest's top of mind at all times. Please read carefully prior to arrival. Please read our Sea Breeze Beach House StaySafe Protocols prior to arrival.
Whether you have an existing booking with us or are looking to book in the future we understand that so much is uncertain right now and to help we have created the most flexible booking conditions possible with modification or cancellation allowed up to 7 days before your check in date with a full refund and upto 2 days on some rate plans.
When booking direct you could benefit from some extra savings by paying for your holiday in full at the time of booking. You would still benefit from the flexible booking conditions so it's a WIN-WIN deal!
Should you or anyone in your party be diagnosed with COVID 19 prior to the start of your holiday or during your holiday, Ocean Hotels agrees to provide a voucher for any unused days. Medical or airline documentation required for confirmation. Terms and Conditions apply. Should you be quarantined or self-ioslating within your room or on the property this policy would not apply.
Please click the below button for a list of testing clinics provided by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. These details were current on the date of publication and are subject to change without notice. Ocean Hotels has no affiliation with these clinics and are providing the details for information only and are not providing recommendations. Opening hours may vary over the festive period.