COVID-19
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and the planned reductions in air traffic to Barbados, it may be that your original flight date is not available. If you've booked through a tour operator or travel agent, we recommend that you contact them for the reconfirmation of your travel plans. Rest assured we are here and happy to help you adjust your stay dates accordingly.

We require all guests to use our ADVANCED CHECK-IN SERVICE prior to arrival, to assist with reducing the length of the check-in process, and also to reduce contact for our teams on arrival as possible.

COVID-19 WORRY-FREE POLICY
Should you or anyone in your traveling party be diagnosed with COVID 19 prior to the start of your holiday. Ocean Hotels agrees to extend your booking to future dates subject to availability and season, provide a credit note for any unused days or cancel without penalty. Additionally, this will also be applicable if your country of origin or Barbados prohibits travel or if your flight is canceled or changed. Medical or Airline documentation must be provided. Should you test positive prior to returning to your home country you may be able to remain on the property to isolate in your room (if asymptomatic and with Ministry of Health approval), a special distressed rate will apply past your original departure date. Terms and Conditions apply.

BORDER UPDATE
Please 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 here 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.

APPROVED HOTEL PROTOCOLS
We are happy to advise that O2 Beach Club & Spa 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.

Please be assured that O2 Beach Club will follow the principles of the Ocean Hotels StaySafe protocols to ensure that we protect the staff's and mutual clients' safety.

New protocols for travellers have been in effect from June 1, 2021 and the following applies to:

VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

Summary: Free to enjoy the island on arrival

Fully vaccinated guests arriving at the hotel will have full access to all resort amenities including the beach and can enjoy free movement on the island from the day of their arrival.

Important
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.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

Unvaccinated travellers are required to have a negative pre-flight test within three days prior to arrival in Barbados, they are also required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival at the airport. Once the result is negative, they are allowed to continue to the hotel for their stay. 
Unvaccinated travellers are no longer required to quarantine in their rooms on arrival at the hotel and will have full access to all resort amenities including the beach and can enjoy free movement on the island from the day of their arrival. 

UNVACCINATED LOCAL GUESTS

Please note unvaccinated local guests arriving on property for Staycations are required to present a government approved negative PCR or Rapid Antigen COVID-19 testGuests should note that we are guided by the Ministry of Health of Barbados and this policy is in keeping with the protocol that unvaccinated visitors entering the island are required to have a negative test result before proceeding with their stay on the island.


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. 


Housekeeping service will be provided daily. 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 they 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 read our StaySafe protocols which are available on this page.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TESTING
ARRIVAL: For your convenience, PCR testing can be arranged on-site at the hotel using this link. The cost of the PCR test is US $130 per person. Test results will be guaranteed within 24 Hours but are usually returned within 12 hours. The cost of an Antigen test is US $60 (Results 1 – 4 hours). Should the time not be convenient you may also choose other locations on the island (transport not included).

DEPARTURE: Please check your countries requirements for re-entering your country.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING CONDITIONS
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 14 days before your check-in date with a full refund. Terms and Conditions apply.