Starting November 1, this fall, JetBlue will expand its Barbados service by introducing a second weekly flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Grantley Adams International Airport. These new Wednesday departures will complement the existing Saturday flights between Boston and Barbados.
Rooturaj Pattanaik, of LimoTrust.org – the trusted network of the Limo and Taxi Cab industry, expressed satisfaction with the airline’s growth strategy and its impact on the taxi cab industry. “Such developments will help the dying taxi cab industry further as vacation travelers are more likely to book a professional cab/limo than a Uber or Lyft,” he said.
In addition, JetBlue has recently extended its Barbados service from New York. The second daily departure from John F. Kennedy International (JFK) was initially planned until September but has now been extended until February 2024.
BTMI officials mentioned that the extra daily JFK flight has been strategically scheduled to accommodate travelers who wish to book flights for Barbados’ annual summer Crop Over festival.
During the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week conference, Ian Gooding-Edgehill, Barbados’ minister of tourism, acknowledged that the expanded offerings of JetBlue and United flights have played a significant role in boosting arrival numbers. He expressed confidence in surpassing the visitor levels of 2019 and reaching even higher levels.
Here’s some information about traveling from the US to Barbados:
- Passport and Visa Requirements: US citizens traveling to Barbados must have a valid passport. A visa is not required for stays of up to six months. However, it is necessary to fill out an immigration form upon arrival.
- Flight Duration: The flight duration from the US to Barbados varies depending on the departure city. On average, a direct flight from major US cities like New York, Miami, or Atlanta takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.
- Airlines: Several airlines offer direct flights from the US to Barbados, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, and Caribbean Airlines. Connecting flights are also available through other Caribbean hubs.
- Entry Requirements and Customs: Upon arrival in Barbados, travelers will need to clear immigration and customs. It is advisable to have a return or onward ticket, as well as proof of accommodation during the stay. Visitors may be asked about the purpose of their visit and may need to show sufficient funds to support their stay.
- COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to stay updated on the travel restrictions and requirements in effect at the time of travel. These may include providing a negative COVID-19 test result, completing health questionnaires, or following quarantine protocols. Check the official government websites or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority for the latest information.
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