Persons travelling to Barbados from High and Medium-Risk countries must have a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the country. Only persons from Low-Risk countries without a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an accredited or recognized laboratory will be required to take a test upon arrival.
Test results must be submitted electronically at www.travelform.gov.bb and travellers are required to present a copy of test results (in English) bearing their name, at check-in at the airport as well as on arrival in Barbados. Test results must be validated in order to facilitate boarding and entry into Barbados.
Persons travelling from Low-Risk countries will be tested at the airport free of charge or at approved satellite sites/hotels for a fee of USD $150 plus the cost of the hotel stay. Persons tested at the airport can either await their results at the airport or a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense. All persons must remain in their chosen accommodation until they receive their results. Test results would generally be available within 24 hours.
Only the COVID-19 PCR test, taken at an accredited or certified facility/laboratory will be accepted. Relevant accrediting bodies and standards include: ISO:15189, CAP, UKAS or the equivalent.
This will be determined based on your country’s risk. Travellers from Medium and High-Risk countries must have their test completed no more than 72 hours before arrival. Those travelling from Low-Risk countries, who have not visited a High-Risk country within 21 days of their arrival, may submit valid test results from a test taken up to 5 days prior to travel to Barbados.
No, persons travelling from High-Risk countries with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be quarantined at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 14 days with an option to take a second COVID-19 PCR test between 5 - 7 days after the last test accepted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. If the result of that second test is negative, that person will not be subject to further quarantine.
Persons travelling from Medium and Low-Risk countries will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials. Those persons travelling from Medium-Risk countries will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 7 days. Effective September 14, 2020, persons will be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test between 5-7 days after arrival. If persons refuse the 2nd test they will be subject to quarantine for 7 days.
Persons travelling from Very Low-Risk Countries, who have not travelled to or transited through any country designated as High, Medium or Low-Risk within 21 days prior to travel to Barbados, are not required to take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to or on arrival. These travellers will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health Officials.
Citizens, Permanent Residents and persons with permanent status who do not present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result and who decline testing on arrival will be quarantined in a government facility.
Travellers under 5 years of age will not be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test unless they are symptomatic or any member of the travel party has a positive test result.
Unaccompanied minors will be required to have a valid negative COVID-19 test result to enter Barbados.
If a test has to be done at the airport for any reasons, it will be free of charge. For Low-Risk travellers opting to test at an approved satellite site, the fee will be USD $150.00 plus accommodation fees.
The testing facility at the satellite hotels offers a fast-tracked process through the airport to the testing hotel. Once there, guests will be tested in a more relaxed environment and easily transitioned to a hotel room to await testing and their results.
Travellers must remain in their designated accommodation until they receive their results. Once the test is negative, guests from Low and Medium-Risk countries will be free to proceed on holiday.
Test results would generally be available within 24 hours.
Persons travelling from Low and Medium-Risk countries who are tested at the airport can await their test results at either a government accommodation or a designated holding hotel or approved villa.
For the purpose of quarantine, a villa means a self-contained accommodation unit. There must be no common areas accessible by the occupants of the villa.
In the case of quarantine, villa staffing is at reduced levels and visitors are asked to note that staff are required to wear full industry standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the provision of service.
The villa is for the exclusive use of the party of each reservation. Guests are not permitted to leave the accommodation neither are they to receive any visitors, with the exception of the Property Manager or a representative of the villa management company.
There must be 24-hour manned security or security cameras monitored by a security firm in Barbados capable of ensuring that quarantine is not violated. All villas must be registered with the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) and managed by a villa management company. Any villa to be used for the purpose of quarantine must be approved by the Product Quality Unit of the BTPA. Requests must be submitted by the villa management company at least 72 hours in advance of arrival via [email protected]
If your test is positive, you will be transported to an alternate accommodation for isolation and treatment, where you’ll stay until you’ve recovered. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or return home.
There is no charge to stay in government quarantine and isolation facilities.
No, if you have tested positive, you will be transported to an alternate accommodation on island for isolation and treatment, where you’ll stay until you’ve recovered. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or return home.
Via the COVID-19 Hotline 1-246-536-4600
Tests are free of charge when conducted at approved government facilities. Alternatively, persons can pay for tests conducted privately via the below: Urgent Care Mobile Phone: +1 246-538-3838
Sandy Crest Medical Centre Phone: +1 246-419-4911
Coverley Medical Centre
The Crane Resort, Barbados Phone: +1 246-423-6220