The Crane Resort is now offering complimentary second day PCR testing for all guests as an extra precaution against the spread of Omicron.
The Barbados-based, cliff-top resort located ten minutes’ east of Grantley Adams International Airport announced the update on Dec. 23.
The second, voluntary test, administered by qualified medical personnel at the Crane’s on-site PCR lab, will add an "extra level of security and increase peace of mind for guests," the hotel says.
While Barbados requires a PCR test administered three days before departure and proof of vaccination on entry, the second day test will offer an added layer of protection for visitors.
“While the test is voluntary, we encourage all our guests to take advantage of our on-site COVID lab, if only for their own peace of mind," said The Crane owner Paul Doyle. "Guests receive a green band when their PCR test is returned negative so everyone can enjoy the feeling of knowing that everyone around them has not only been fully vaccinated but has also tested negative after arrival in Barbados."
As early as July 2020, The Crane Resort, the oldest continually operating hotel in the Caribbean, became Barbados’ first luxury quarantine and satellite testing hotel.
In November of 2020, the hotel was approved as the island’s first luxury isolation hotel, so that in the unfortunate event of an asymptomatic positive test, guests could continue their stay in a luxury apartment with a private pool, while being assessed by the Ministry of Health.
“We have nothing but the highest regard for the team in the Ministry of Health who have helped and guided us every step of the way. Most recently, we have enjoyed their support when we opened the first private COVID PCR Lab in Barbados,” added Doyle.