Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Barbados: US Embassy Cancels Visa Appointments Amid COVID-19 Spike

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The  US Embassy in Barbados has cancelled visa appointments as authorities on the Island respond to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

On Saturday, Barbados announced 161 cases of COVID-19 at the Island’s Dodds prison.

In addition, Health Officials said they recorded 33 other positive cases within a 48 hour period.

As a result of the developments, health authorities have launched an intense contact tracing exercise.

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They have also announced a slew of new measures aimed at containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“Due to changes in Barbados’s general COVID-19 posture, the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown has canceled all visa appointments from Wednesday, January 6 to Friday, January 15, 2021,” the US Embassy announced in a statement.

“Non-immigrant visa applicants having an appointment during this period may reschedule their appointment here: Your MRV fee remains valid,” according to the statement.

It advised people with an urgent need to travel to the United States, to send an email to

The statement was posted Saturday on the official website of the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS.


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