COVID-19 Tourism Update: Flights suspended

As soon as Barbados announced the 14-day quarantine on all travellers from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, the impact was immediately felt on the tourism industry in three ways, says Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds.

These included mass cancellations of both air and accommodation bookings, a dramatic decline in air load and calls from leaders of the source market nations urging their citizens not to travel at this time.

Symmonds said it was clear the commercial airlines could no longer be financially viable flying to Barbados, and as a result, many of the airlines servicing the island announced either a cessation or significant decline in trips.


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