Elite Island Resorts, an all-inclusive travel corporation symbolizing 9 accommodations in Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, the Grenadines and Panama, announces that as of September 1, 2021, all guests over the age of 12 will be required to exhibit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival.
Noting a duty “to protect the health and safety of our friends and our workers,” as very well as “a commitment to our communities and the places in which we function,” Elite Island Resorts Founder and CEO Robert A. Barrett stated in a statement provided to Vacation Agent, “Current science tells us that if you are vaccinated, you are less very likely to turn out to be significantly unwell, or finish up getting up a medical center bed in a fragile health-related ecosystem, such as the Caribbean, where by community assets simply cannot pay for to be overburdened. It’s crucial for us to secure the hospitals of these scaled-down island nations, and even though they have experienced a fantastic keep track of history so much with COVID-19, we ought to stay vigilant, and all do our component to turn into portion of the resolution.”
He continued: “While we have an understanding of that information of our vaccine mandate may be disappointing to pick out tourists, it will be uplifting and encouraging to other people. Vacation breeds tolerance and with this final decision, we really don’t search for to divide, because as hoteliers, we provide cultures and people today together. Yet, in today’s environment, we will have to look at so many much more variables to do that, all whilst respecting the integrity of these wonderful islands and the people who function in them. Just after weighing all the decisions, troubles, and concerns, mandating vaccines was the wisest solution in guarding the essential tourism field of these beloved places, which are so essential to the survival of so a lot of staff, and the only way we will be capable to keep vacation and tourism heading strong during the slide and winter season. Men and women depend on us for work—to aid their family members and their livelihood—so in earning this decision, we perform for them, too.”
In Antigua, Elite Island Resorts represents Hammock Cove, Galley Bay Vacation resort & Spa, St James’s Club & Villas, Pineapple Seashore Club and The Verandah Resort & Spa. It also signifies The Club Barbados Vacation resort & Spa, St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in St. Lucia, Palm Island – The Grenadines, and Panama’s Los Establos Boutique Inn.
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