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NEW COVID-19 HEALTH PROTOCOLS

Are you planning to visit barbados

Dear Travellers, Please note that we are currently working through a backlog of COVID-19 PCR tests at our testing facilities which may impact how soon you receive your results. We will post an update on when we have resumed to our standard 24-48 hours turnaround time. Please plan your travel accordingly. - Last updated 12th January 2021.

The government of Barbados has officially reopened its borders to international travel on July 12th 2020. As we welcome you back to our beautiful island there are a number of precautions and safeguards being implemented to protect, both locals and visitors while on island. Please see the official travel protocols for visiting Barbados during the COVID-19 pandemic effective December 28th, 2020.

 

 


TRAVELLING TO BARBADOS – IMMIGRATION/CUSTOMS ARRIVAL FORM

Please complete your on-line immigration and customs form by clicking the below link or going to www.travelform.gov.bb. The form should be completed 24 hours prior to arrival, and preferably include the upload of your negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Fill out form here:

GET TESTed AT HOME BEFORE YOU VISIT BARBADOS


Stage Zero will be providing COVID-19 PCR testing to persons travelling from North America. Travellers from the USA and Canada will be able to access COVID-19 PCR testing from our new partner, Stage Zero Life Sciences. This diagnostic company provides a full suite of services that includes COVID-19 PCR Tests, a telehealth network to prescribe tests and onsite mobile testing.
To find out more or to book a test please click HERE 
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ONLINE Immigration and Customs Form FAQS


How do I access the online Immigration and Customs Form?
How long in advance will I be able to complete the online Immigration and Customs Form before travelling?
Who needs to fill out the online Immigration and Customs Form?
Do I need to travel with a COVID-19 PCR Test result?
Do all members of the travel party have to complete a separate online Immigration and Customs Form?
Do I need to complete a separate online Immigration and Customs Form for my spouse or child who is a minor?
Where does the information inputted into the online Immigration and Customs Form go?
Will a passenger be required to answer additional questions after completing the online Immigration and Customs Form?
What will I receive after completing the online Immigration and Customs Form?
What should I do with the two (2) receipts that are generated after I complete the online Immigration and Customs Form?
Where do passengers who have completed the online Immigration and Customs Form go upon arrival?
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FAQs

Please note that these FAQs pertain to the current and active protocols. As new protocols take effect October 1st 2020, FAQs will be updated accordingly.

Requirements for Entry

How long before my trip must I complete the online Embarkation/Disembarkation Immigration and Customs Form?
What measures should a traveller expect on arrival?
Is it mandatory to have a valid PCR test to enter the island?
Can I fly to Barbados without a negative COVID-19 PCR test?

Testing

Can I choose to be tested upon arrival in Barbados instead of my country of origin?
What do I do with my negative COVID-19 PCR test result?
What happens if I am travelling from a Low-Risk country and I have not taken a COVID-19 PCR test before my trip to Barbados?
Are COVID-19 home or rapid tests considered valid?
Will tests taken more than 3 days prior to arrival be considered valid?
When does my 3-day window for taking my COVID-19 PCR test start and end?
If I am travelling from or have transited through a High-Risk country, can I proceed on holiday after I have received/presented proof of a negative COVID-19 test result?
If I am travelling from or have transited through a Medium-Risk country, can I proceed on holiday after I have received/presented proof of a negative COVID-19 test result?
Who will be exempted from testing?
Is there an age restriction for testing?
What is the process for unaccompanied minors?
What are the benefits of being tested at a satellite hotel instead of at the airport?
What are the satellite testing hotels?
If the Ministry of Health & Wellness requires that I take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, Can I leave my accommodation before receiving my test results?
If the Ministry of Health & Wellness requires that I take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, when will I receive my 2nd COVID-19 PCR test.
How long does it take to receive test results?
What happens if my test result is positive?
Who covers the cost of the isolation and treatment period for travellers who test positive?
If a passenger tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Barbados, can they simply return to their country of origin rather than go into isolation in Barbados?
What happens if I’ve been identified as a contact of a positive case?

Taking your 2nd COVID-19 test

Is the 2nd PCR test mandatory?
When will I be retested?
What are the options for taking the 2nd test?
What mode of transportation can I use when going for my 2nd test?
Can I drive myself (e.g. use a car rental) when it’s time to go for my 2nd COVID-19 test?
How do I book a test at a Government Facility?
Is the 2nd COVID-19 Test free?
Can I book the 2nd test before coming to Barbados?
Will I be able to get my 2nd test in Barbados during public holidays such as Christmas and New Years Day?
How long before test results are returned?
Do I have to quarantine while awaiting the results?
Do I have to continue to restrict movements if the results of my 2nd test are negative?
What happens if my test result is positive?

Accommodation

What is meant by restricted movement at hotels?
Can I go to the beach while awaiting my 2nd test?
Can friends or family in Barbados visit me at the hotel before I’ve received my 2nd test?
What is considered an approved villa?
Can I stay at a government quarantine facility?

Monitoring

How will I be monitored?
How long will I be monitored?
Should I bring a thermometer with me for self-temperature checks?

Self-Isolation

Who is eligible for self-isolation accommodation?

In-transit Passengers

What are the protocols in place for in-transit passengers?
Can I overnight while transiting through Barbados?

Special Requirements

If I have a unique/non-standard circumstance who do I contact?
What types of Travellers are eligible for special arrangements?
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Introducing, BIMSafe!

Barbados’ next step in innovation

What is it?

BIMSafe is the new, easy-to-use app designed to simplify and expedite the travel experience to Barbados! The app can be downloaded prior to travel to Barbados from Google Play and the Apple Store. BIMSafe will allow visitors to complete their online ED form, upload negative COVID-19 PCR test results and complete their health questionnaire, all from one centralised place. The App also provides capabilities for monitoring temperature and symptoms during the 7 days after a traveller’s arrival. The BIMSafe app will be accompanied by a state-of-the-art monitoring bracelet which will be worn during the quarantine period. This water and tamper-proof bracelet keeps travellers and locals safe by ensuring visitors remain within the designated quarantine location.

BIM safe app

How does it work?

  • Download BIMSafe from Google Play, the Apple Store or www.visitbarbados.org
  • Receive monitoring bracelet on arrival if travelling from a high risk destination
  • Maintain distance of 30 - 50 ft between monitoring bracelet and device with BIMSafe app.
  • Complete self checks directly on the app

Why BIMSafe?

Not only does the app provide a major convenience for medium and high risk travellers awaiting their second COVID-19 PCR test, but BIMSafe also:

  • Expedites time spent in the airport and Customs upon arrival
  • Digitizes the monitoring process
  • Allows for health checks directly through the app
  • Centralises activity so that the ED card, negative COVID-19 PCR test results and questionnaires are completed on one platform

What happens to the monitoring bracelet after use?

For those who have completed quarantine and received their second negative test result, the monitoring bracelet becomes a souvenir or can be discarded in an environmentally friendly manner at the hotel or airport.

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When should I take my first COVID-19 PCR prior to travel in Barbados?

If you are visiting Barbados from a medium or high risk country, use our handy calculator below to work out by which date you’ll need to take your first COVID-19 test by.

If I arrive in Barbados on:
I should take my 1st test on:

When will I receive my 2nd COVID-19 PCR test on island?

It is now mandatory for Travellers from High-Risk and Medium-Risk countries to receive a 2nd test while on island. If you're visiting from a country designated either of these risk categories, use our handy calculator below to work out by which date you’ll need to take your second COVID-19 test by.

If I take my 1st COVID-19 PCR test on:
I should have my 2nd COVID-19 PCR test by the following:

Satellite TESTING Hotels

Arriving travellers from Low-Risk Countries have the option to pre-book a satellite testing hotel outside of the airport. Your COVID-19 PCR test will be administered at the designated satellite hotel, where you can wait in the comfort of a sanitised hotel room on your final results.

The Crane Resort Barbados

Sunbay Hotel


APPROVED QUARANTINE PROPERTIES




Villas list: 

  • View list of approved villa properties below: 

 



For the purpose of restricted movement in Barbados, a villa should be self-contained, without common areas accessible by occupants of the villa.

While movements are restricted, villa staff are required to be at reduced levels and 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, with the exception of the Property Manager or a representative of the villa management company.

Villas must be manned by 24-hour security or security cameras monitored by a local security firm, capable of ensuring that travellers' restrictions are 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 restricted movement on island 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]

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Approved Transportation Providers

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Here’s what’s happening on island

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See the latest updates from our Partners!

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COVID-19 News Highlights

For official press releases surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Barbados please see the list below. 

  • 07 August 2020 - Barbados Implements Regional Travel Bubble - View Here
  • 07 July 2020 - Barbados Reaches Covid-19 Milestone, Flights Resume July 12 - View Here
  • 25 June 2020 - Barbados COVID-19 Protocol Updates - View Here
  • 19 June 2020 - All Businesses In Barbados To Reopen On Monday - View Here
  • 19 May 2020 - Barbados Enters Phase 3 Of Reopening- View Here
  • 15 May 2020 - Barbados, The UK’s number one holiday destination, launches ‘Barbados Cares’ NHS initiative’ - View Here
  • 06 May 2020 - Barbados Takes Humanitarian Approach, Accepts Trinidadians In Time Of Need- View Here
  • 28 April 2020 - Symmonds: Barbados Will Come Back Bigger And Better- View Here
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