Data Last Updated: September 27, 2020
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.
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Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
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
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
British Virgin Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Wallis and Futuna
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.
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:
- British Virgin Islands
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
- United States
- US Virgin Islands
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:
- 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.
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:
- Sri Lanka
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:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- 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.
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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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