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Following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, members of the public are advised that a Book of Condolence has been made available to sign at the British High Commission in Bridgetown.

Persons who wish to sign the book can visit the British High Commission between the following hours:

Monday, September 12th, 2022 between 9 am and 3 pm

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 between 9 am and 3 pm

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 between 9 am and 3 pm

Thursday, September 15th, 2022 between 9 am and 3 pm

Friday, September 16th, 2022 between 9 am and 1 pm

The British High Commission has advised that parking will be available outside the compound.

The Government of Barbados announced, as at July 31st, 2022, a total of 3,784 applications had been received under the Welcome Stamp visa programme. Among the applications received, 2,417 were approved, signifying an acceptance rate of just over 63%.

The top five leading countries were the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria and the Republic of Ireland.

In July, 2021, the Remote Employment Act, 2020 was amended to allow persons on the Welcome Stamp to apply for a renewal of their visa, for a further 12 months, at a 25% discount on the visa application fee.

Persons who wish to apply for a renewal of their Welcome Stamp visa can do so by visiting the official website.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced that effective August 20, 2022, unvaccinated travellers will no longer be subject to a rapid antigen test at the airport on arrival in Barbados.

However, unvaccinated travellers are still required to take a COVID-19 test prior to arrival, which must be a rapid antigen or PCR test taken within three (3) days prior to arrival. The test result must be negative.

Persons who are fully vaccinated are not required to take a pre-arrival COVID-19 test.

For more information, please read the Barbados Travel Protocols.

The Minister responsible for Energy and Business, under the powers conferred on him by Section 3 of the Miscellaneous Controls Act, Cap. 329, has reduced the retail price of gasoline (petrol) to BDS $4.39 per litre, and the retail price of diesel to BDS $3.85 per litre.

These price adjustments are effective from Friday, August 19th, 2022.

For more information, please read S.I. 2022 No. 73.

The Minister responsible for Energy and Business, under the powers conferred on him by Section 3 of the Miscellaneous Controls Act, Cap. 329, has increased the retail price of gasoline (petrol) to BDS $4.83 per litre, and the retail price of diesel to BDS $4.28 per litre.

These price adjustments are effective from Monday, August 8th, 2022.

For more information, please read S.I. 2022 No. 69.