Elite Island Resorts requires guests over 12 to show proof of vaccination


Elite Island Resorts, a leading all-inclusive travel company representing nine hotels in Antigua, St. Lucia, The Grenadines, Barbados and Panama, announces that as of September 1, 2021, all guests over the age of 12 will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon arrival.


“With hospitality at the core of what we do, compassion lives deep within our souls, so it has always been our duty to protect the health and safety of our guests and our employees, first and foremost. Further, we have a commitment to our communities and the destinations in which we operate,” said Elite Island Resorts Founder and CEO Robert A. Barrett.

“Current science tells us that if you’re vaccinated, you are less likely to become seriously ill, or end up taking up a hospital bed in a fragile medical environment such as the Caribbean where local resources cannot afford to be overburdened.

It’s imperative for us to protect the hospitals of these smaller island nations, and while they have had a good track record so far with COVID-19, we must remain vigilant, and all do our part to become part of the solution.”


“While we understand that news of our vaccine mandate may be disappointing to select travelers, it will be uplifting and encouraging to others. Travel breeds tolerance and with this decision, we don’t seek to divide, because as hoteliers, we bring cultures and people together.

“Yet, in today’s world, we must consider so many more variables to do that, all while respecting the integrity of these beautiful islands and the people who work in them.

After weighing all the choices, issues, and concerns, mandating vaccines was the wisest option in protecting the critical tourism industry of these beloved destinations which are so crucial to the survival of so many employees, and the only way we will be able to keep travel and tourism going strong throughout the fall and winter. People rely on us for work—to support their families and their livelihood—so in making this choice, we work for them, too,” said Barrett.

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  1. Credit goes out to Elite Island Resorts and their decision to mandate only vaccinated guests will be accommodated at their resorts.
    Serious times call for unambiguous and mandated decisions!

    • Look most Caribbean governments does bend over backwards for these criminals and give away all the people rights I have no problem with an Employer mandating it’s employee to get vaccines but u have to put it in writing that if any employees have any adverse reaction to the vaccine that the employer would Stand liability or else no mandate .

  2. Bryan law….in what kind of world you living? You fool and retarded,as their get into that crap ( business people) their follow the mandate from some one in their government where their are located …when their not get the income spectation this kind of mongrel just barking for the government in the moment bail them,cut the tax or do some stupidity to try to keep them afloat.

    I encourage you,do K.Y.C into this deceiver and made your own judgement unless you not have brain as I feeling,stop eat too much bread,butter and grape Kool aid blacky

  3. Economist you asked me a question, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk27cXOsjOU for the answer (Alan Dershowitz). Your sisthren running in St Paul (Athill) who reminds we don’t have jungle (Robinson Crusoe) rights, is correct. In order to be part of society you gave up certain natural rights. The number one thing you get is security. Note however no one is looking at plumbing a needle into anyone’s arm by force, However other means will have to be taken to protect the populace. Note also you can opt out and leave (go find some deserted island or jungle to go and live)

  4. This is what happens when one man controls so much of the country’s employment.

    ABLP has put him in the position to enslave people, and if the people resist his attempts of enslavement, the government will allow him to import cheap labour from he Philippines.

    So why the police don’t enquire into the rape of our children?

  5. Melchesidec your comment is absurd. The people elect ABLP so it’s the people to blame and hold the government accountable. Furthermore, if you have a problem with the man being the second largest employer in Antigua all you have to do is start a business and employee people.

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