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BHTA welcomes relaxation of COVID-19 protocols

Barry Alleyne

BHTA welcomes relaxation of COVID-19 protocols
Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw (left) announces the end of COVID-19 related mask and travel protocols in the company of Attorney General Dale Marshall (centre) and Minister of Tourism and International Transport Lisa Cummins in this screen grab obtained from social media video - GP

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The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) hailed government’s decision to end the mask wearing and travel protocols related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at midnight on Thursday in Barbados.

BHTA chairman Renee Coppin had pleaded with government during the association’s quarterly meeting and panel discussion last Friday to remove the remaining COVID-19 protocols because she feared that they may make the island “uncompetitive” as a tourist destination.

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