Barbados reopened its doors for commercial air traffic on Sunday July 12th. Full protocols are now in place for entry into Barbados and for the accommodation sector. These protocols will be 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.
🔹 The U.K. moved to the High-Risk category, effective October 1, 2020
🔹 Canada moves to the High-Risk category, effective October 16, 2020
🔹 Based on the risk assessment of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, 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. After 4-5 days of restricted movement at your property you will be retested. Once negative and you are cleared by health officials you may proceed on holiday.
🔹 From all other High Risk destinations, based on the risk assessment of the Ministry of Health and Wellness it is mandatory for all persons travelling to Barbados from High and Medium Risk countries to have a negative COVID-19 test result in order to travel to Barbados.
🔹 Visitors travelling from High and Medium Risk countries — in addition to the mandatory COVID-19 PCR test taken 3 days prior to arrival in Barbados — will be required to undergo a second COVID-19 PCR test in Barbados, 4-5 days after the date their first test was taken.
🔹 Until the second test is taken, visitors from High-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
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 in the world and the new protocols have some good news with shortened quarantine times which can be as short as 2 days. BarbadosBarbados offers a wide range of accommodation in private villas which, for many travellers, is considered a safer option.
The sun is calling you to your happy place and we look forward to welcoming you!
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.