Barbados travel alerts

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Entry requirements

You must check all requirements before heading to the airport.

There are no restrictions on who can travel to Barbados, as long as the latest travel requirements are adhered to. Please check Visit Barbados before travelling.

Pre-departure test

All customers aged 5 and above will need to complete a Rapid COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test 1 day prior to arrival or a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test 3 days prior to arrival and carry evidence of the negative result.  Negative results from 'Same-day' or 'Fast-Track' PCR tests taken 1 day before travel will also be accepted from 7th January 2022.

All tests must be taken at an accredited or recognised laboratory by a healthcare provider. Self-administered tests will not be accepted. 

For the latest requirements, please visit Barbados Travel Guidelines

Fully vaccinated travellers with a valid negative pre-flight PCR test will no longer be required to take a test or quarantine on arrival on the island.

If you have recovered from recently diagnosed COVID-19 and your pre-flight PCR test is still positive, you should bring a letter from your medical practitioner with lab test results showing the date of diagnosis and recovery.

You may be obliged on arrival to complete an assessment at one of the government isolation facilities for up to 48 hours before being released from quarantine.

Entry documents

Entry documents must be submitted through the BIMSafe app at least 24 hours before departure. This can be found on the App Store. If you’re unable to download the BIMSafe app, you must complete an Immigration and Customs form online, 24 hours before travel.

Entry Testing

Some Fully Vaccinated travellers will be randomly selected for a Covid-19 rapid test on arrival. 

Passport

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Make sure you have a spare page in your passport for the entry stamp.

Visa

You can visit Barbados for up to six months without a visa (unless you are travelling from India, Brazil or South Africa - VISA entry requirements apply).

Pre-departure test

All customers aged 5 and above will need to complete a Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result 1 day prior to arrival or a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test 3 days prior to arrival and carry evidence of the negative result.  Negative results from 'Same-day' or 'Fast-Track' Covid-19 PCR tests taken 1 day before travel will also be accepted from 7th January 2022.

Rapid lateral flow tests, PCR self-tests and LAMP tests are not accepted. All tests must be taken at an accredited or recognised laboratory by a healthcare provider. Self-administered tests will not be accepted. 

If you have recovered from recently diagnosed COVID-19 and your pre-flight PCR test is still positive, you should bring a letter from your medical practitioner with lab test results showing the date of diagnosis and recovery.

You may be obliged on arrival to complete an assessment at one of the government isolation facilities for up to 48 hours before being released from quarantine.

For the latest requirements, please visit Barbados Travel Guidelines

Entry documents

Entry documents must be submitted through the BIMSafe app at least 24 hours before departure. This can be found on the App Store. If you’re unable to download the BIMSafe app, you’ll must complete an Immigration and Customs form online, 24 hours before travel.

Covid-19 testing on arrival

If you have not yet received both doses of the vaccine, or your second dose was less than two weeks before arriving in Barbados, you must self-isolate in one of many government approved hotels or villas and complete a Covid-19 PCR test after 5 days. If the result is negative, you may leave isolation and enjoy the rest of your stay in Barbados.

Find out how to book your Covid-19 tests

 

Quarantine

If you’re not yet fully vaccinated, you’ll need to quarantine at a government approved hotel or villa for five days before you can take a test.

Barbados Ministry of Health enforces a track and trace process. You could be contacted anytime between 24hrs and 6 days after arrival into Barbados and advised to isolate. 

If you test positive for Covid-19, you’ll be assessed for at least 24 hours. You can ask to self-isolate at your government approved hotel or villa. Once you’ve fully recovered, you may resume your trip or return home.

If you’ve visited Brazil, India or South Africa in the 21 days before arriving in Barbados, you’ll need to quarantine for 7 days in government approved accommodation, even if fully vaccinated.

 

Passport

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Make sure you have a spare page in your passport for the entry stamp.

 

Visa

You can visit Barbados for up to six months without a visa (unless you are travelling from India, Brazil or South Africa - VISA entry requirements apply).

Please note, on your flight to Barbados it will be your personal choice to wear a face mask onboard, now that mask-wearing is not a legal requirement in England. Please ensure you have a mask for boarding and disembarking and your destination airport. Masks remain available for anyone still wishing to wear one during the flight.

You must download the BIMSafe app which will help to streamline your travel experience. The BIMSafe app allows you to complete forms and health questionnaires, upload test results and show proof of your vaccinations.

You’ll be given a smart bracelet which works with the app to monitor your symptoms and ensure you, and those around you, enjoy a safe stay. Once you’ve completed your quarantine period, you may remove the bracelet. Please discard it in an environmentally friendly way at the airport, or keep it as a souvenir.

Download BIMSafe

Airport guides

 

Barbados

Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)

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