Since opening its doors to commercial air traffic in July, Barbados has managed to keep the island safe from community spread of the COVID-19 virus through its strict travel protocols. Full protocols are now in place for entry into Barbados and for the accommodation sector. These protocols are continually reviewed and updated as deemed necessary. The officially released protocols are available on the official local Visit Barbados website, and you can view the latest edit here.
♦ It is mandatory for all persons travelling to Barbados from High and Medium Risk countries to have a negative COVID-19 test result taken 3 days prior to arrival in Barbados.
♦ Visitors from Canada who are unable to receive their test results before travel will be tested at the airport on arrival in Barbados and will remain in quarantine until a negative test result is received. Once the test is negative you can proceed to your pre-approved accommodation.
♦ 4-5 days after the date of your first test, you will be retested. Once negative and you are cleared by health officials you may proceed on holiday.
♦ Until the second test is taken, visitors from High and Medium Risk countries will remain in hotels or villas designated and approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and their movements will be restricted within that property.
♦ Arriving passengers must complete their Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form online 24 hours prior to travel and you can access this ED Form here.
♦ A valid email address is required to download the new immigration/customs form or to edit submitted immigration/customs form
♦ You can upload your COVID-19 PCR test results via Travelform.gov.bb. The format must be JPEG.
You can view and download the full Health & Safety Protocols for the Tourism Sector here, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions.
Barbados remains one of the safest islands and our protocols are designed to keep our cummunity and visitors safe. The island is open for business and there are no curfew restrictions. The Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation carefully and will adjust the protocols as deemed necessary.
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These protocols are accurate at the time of posting but may be subject to change at any given time. We will update this page as and when it is deemed necessary. You can also refer to the Visit Barbados website for further updates.