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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Barbados
Data Last Updated: September 27, 2020

General Information

Open (Level 2)

Barbados has officially reopened to tourists on July 12. 

Starting October 1st, these new protocols will apply for all visitors to Barbados:

Persons coming from countries considered “Very Low-Risk” are NOT required to take a test prior to, or on arrival in Barbados. These are the countries under the "Open" category in our system.

Persons from “Low-Risk” countries are strongly advised to take a COVID-19 PCR test before arrival to expedite processing at the airport.  The negative test result must be submitted to www.travelform.gov.bb and a copy of the result must be brought to the airport. Those without a test result will be asked to undergo a test on arrival. Low-risk countries are under the "Test Required" category in our system.

Persons coming from Medium or High Risk Countries must:

- Submit PCR test result taken 3 days before arrival, upload the negative test result at www.travelform.gov.bb and bring a copy of the result with you to the airport.

- You must only stay in your hotel or resort on the first 3 days. After 2 -3 days, you will be tested for Covid-19. The result will be available in 24 hours. If it’s negative, you can go out of your hotel and explore Barbados.

Medium or High Risk Countries are under the "Test & Short Quarantine" category in our system. 

For more info - Visit Barbados


Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

A state of Emergency is in place in Barbados until 31 August. In moving around Barbados, physical distancing is one metre/three feet. 

All retail operators in Barbados can now legally reopen their doors to customers. Wearing a face mask is actively encouraged and some premises will only allow you to enter if you are wearing a face mask. You may also have your temperature taken when entering some premises. Regular washing of hands is encouraged and you can expect to be asked to clean your hands using hand sanitizer on entering a building. 

Restaurants are open for dining, but under strict guidelines. Many restaurants only allow dine-in when a reservation has been made. Pre-ordered takeway, drive through pickup or home deliver are alternative options to dining in.

Airlines & Transport

Flights have resumed in Barbados since July 12. Airlines flying to Barbados will continue to resume routes and flights as demand increases. 

British Airways started flying from London on July 18 while Air Canada has resumed flights on July 12 from Toronto.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

13 Countries

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Cayman Islands

China

Dominica

Finland

Greenland

Grenada

Montserrat

New Zealand

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Test Required For Tourists From:

4 Countries

Australia

Cuba

Egypt

Sri Lanka

Test & Short Quarantine For Tourists From:

45 Countries

Argentina

Bahamas

Belize

Bermuda

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Canada

Colombia

Dominican Republic

Estonia

France

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guyana

Haiti

Iceland

India

Ireland

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Martinique

Mexico

Netherlands

Norway

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Puerto Rico

Russia

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

Spain

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Turks and Caicos

U.S. Virgin Islands

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela

Not Allowing Tourists From:

181 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Antarctica

Armenia

Aruba

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgium

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Ecuador

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Gibraltar

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Pitcairn

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Romania

Rwanda

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Georgia

South Korea

South Sudan

Sudan

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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Latest Update: September 28, 2020

Barbados has officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 1st, 2020.

Barbados is more than just any sun-bather's dream destination of lounging by the beach or pool. In fact, its culture, food, natural history, and the people make this lush island perfect for a delicious taste of real Caribbean life.

Who Can Visit Barbados?

Barbados is allowing all tourists from all nations and countries, however there are different entry requirements for travelers depending on their country of origin

Difference between High, Medium, and Low Risk Countries

On August 3, 2020, officials in Barbados announced that travelers will face different protocols based upon the risk level of any country that they have traveled to or transitioned through within 21 days prior to their arrival in Barbados.

High-Risk

Firstly, all travelers coming from or who have been in high-risk countries should bring negative COVID-19 PCR test results 3 days before arrival. Moreover, persons from High-Risk countries with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to remain (with restricted movement) at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored for 7 days after arrival. In addition, travelers will be retested 2-3 days after arrival (4-5 days after your 1st test).

After that, travelers will be required to retest 4-5 days after the first accepted negative test. If the result of that second test is negative, that traveler can now enjoy unrestricted movement.

Here's the list of high-risk countries:

  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Venezuela.

Medium-Risk

Secondly, travelers who have been from medium-risk countries are allowed to leave the airport immediately, if they present negative results to a COVID-19 PCR test. Even so, those persons traveling from Medium-Risk countries will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 7 days after arrival. Moreover, travelers will be required to retest 4-5 days after the first accepted negative test.

Here's the list of medium-risk countries:

  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Japan
  • Martinique
  • Norway
  • United Arab Emirates

Effective September 14, 2020: Travelers from “medium-risk” countries will be requiring to take a second test after seven days. Those who test negative will NOT be subjected to further monitoring, while those who test positive will be placed in an isolation facility. Anyone who refuses the test will be subject to quarantine protocols.

Low-Risk

Moreover, travelers who have been in low-risk countries are required to bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or take a test upon their arrival. That is to say, they will be allowed to leave the airport immediately if the test turns out negative.

Here are the low-risk countries:

  • Australia
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Sri Lanka

Very Low-Risk

Those persons traveling from Medium-Risk countries will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 7 days after arrival. Travelers will be required to retest 4-5 days after the first accepted negative test.

Here are the low-risk countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Cayman Islands
  • China
  • Dominica
  • Finland
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines

Entry Requirements For Barbados

  • All travelers will be required to complete the new online Embarkation / Disembarkation card or ED Card, with personal health questions relating to COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Mandatory temperature checks
  • Wearing of face mask on the inbound flight and within the airport
  • Keeping at least 3-feet distance from others.

With the new protocols implement in Barbados, it is indeed one of the safest countries to travel to at this time.

Check the detailed restriction/reopening information for Barbados

Source: Official Barbados COVID-19 Visitor Protocols

Barbados ED Visitor Form


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Information for Non-Tourists

Barbados is allowing tourists from all nations and countries under regular immigration rules to visit. However, there are different entry requirements for different countries, which are categorized as high risk, medium risk, and low risk. Those who came from “Bubble Countries” off  countries are: Saint Lucia, St.Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are not required to present a Covid test.

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Deaths

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Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
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