The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Well being in Barbados, says that it’s now offering COVID-19 testing for outbound travellers.
Throughout a press convention on Wednesday, Minister of Tourism and Worldwide Transport, Lisa Cummins, mentioned that 145 outbound travellers had been examined on the Greatest-dos Santos Public Well being Laboratory, as a way to obtain their certification for journey.
“They’ve been, since Tuesday this week, … individuals who’ve been in a position to come to the Greatest-dos Santos Lab to profit from a mixture of PCR checks for outbound travellers who’re transferring out to Canada … [and] to the UK; they’ve been in a position to profit from antigen testing particularly.”
The Minister famous that the Ministry had been working with its airline business companions, particularly British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, to speak to outbound travellers to the UK the method of find out how to purchase the take a look at.
Senator Cummins acknowledged: “There are additionally further preparations being put in place to facilitate these individuals who will proceed travelling all through the course of the approaching week. We can have a further facility stood up throughout the course of this week, and we are going to make an announcement on that,” she disclosed, relating to future testing for outbound travellers.
With respect to travellers to Caribbean locations and Canada, the Minister urged these travellers to name the Tourism hotline – “in order that preparations could be made for you in time to fly out with a damaging PCR take a look at consequence and your required certification,
Cummins apologized for the current challenges almost about testing and the return of take a look at outcomes and burdened that Authorities was working by means of these points.
In the meantime, the worldwide Blockchain firm, OneLedger, which focuses on enterprise options, has launched its Worldwide Well being Passport to fight the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19.
President George Connolly mentioned the passport has been in testing over the previous 4 months in Canada and gives holders with a well being passport with secured well being data accessible from their cellphones.
“The OneLedger Worldwide Well being Passport gives a safe and verifiable system that may authenticate your complete immunization well being information of travellers transferring throughout borders,” Connolly mentioned.
When a vacationer to Barbados needs to journey from Canada or one other nation to the island they’d first go to a registered well being facility and acquire the COVID-19 checks that are then recorded on a Blockchain the place the data is safe and tamper-proof. The traveller may request a tough copy of those checks.
The knowledge on the Blockchain is accessible by way of an APP downloaded to the customer’s mobile phone. If the customer then travels to Barbados they will current their mobile phone and supply the well being and immigration officers entry to the COVID-19 checks by way of the APP.