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New COVID-19 Health Protocols

The government of Barbados will officially reopen 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 below for visiting Barbados during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Travellers are required to complete the online Immigration and Customs Form which will be available 72 hours prior to your arrival in Barbados.

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Commercial flights to Barbados resume on July 12, 2020. Please check updates from our airline partners regarding booking details.

Requirements for Entry

How long before my trip must I complete the online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card form?
What measures should a traveller expect on arrival?

Immigration/Customs Arrival Form

How do I access the online ED form?
How long in advance will I be able to complete the online ED form before travelling?
Who needs to fill out the online ED form?
Do all members of the travel party have to complete a separate online ED form?
Do I need to complete a separate online ED form for my spouse or child who is a minor?
Where does the information inputted into the online ED form go?
Will a passenger be required to answer additional questions after completing the online ED form?
What should I do with the two (2) receipts that are generated after I complete the online ED form?


Do I have to enter Barbados with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result?
What happens if I don’t have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before my trip to Barbados?
Are COVID-19 home or rapid tests considered valid?
Will tests taken more than 72 hours prior to travel be considered valid?
Will persons travelling from the Caribbean be exempted from testing upon entry to Barbados?
Is there an age restriction for testing?
What is the cost of a COVID-19 PCR test in Barbados?
What are the benefits of being tested at a satellite hotel instead of at the airport?
Where do I await my test results in Barbados?
Can I leave my accommodation before receiving my test results?
How long does it take to receive test results?
Can I await my test results at my private villa or residence?
What happens if my test result is positive?
Who covers the cost of the islolation and treatment period for passengers 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 are the designated hotels for awaiting test results?
What are the satellite testing hotels?

In-transit Passengers

What are the protocols in place for in-transit passengers who overnight in Barbados?


Assessing Country Risk for Importation of COVID-19

Travellers from each country or region will be designated in various risk categories for possible disease export which will determine the public health measures to be implemented before arrival and while in Barbados. It should be appreciated that these criteria may change as the situation evolves.

Country Risk Categorization for COVID-19

High risk: 
Countries with > 10,000 new cases in prior 7 days AND Community Transmission. - Many countries are in this high burden group at this time including the USA as well as the Brazil, Peru, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia and India.

Medium risk: 
Countries with 101-10,000 new cases in prior 7 days AND Community Transmission. - Some countries in this grouping currently include UK, Canada, Argentina, Ecuador, Spain, Portugal, Italy, South Korea. The Dominican Republic is also in this case range with community transmission.

Low risk: 
Countries with < 100 new cases in prior 7 days AND not in the Community Transmission Category. These countries include those in CARICOM as well as New Zealand, Australia, China, Norway and Iceland. Each individual traveller has to be assessed for his/ her individual risk of carrying the disease since asymptomatic carriage is possible.

Persons travelling from the Low Risk countries within the “travel bubble”, who have not visited a High Risk Country within 21 day prior to arrival, will be exempted from the testing requirement. The “travel bubble” refers to Low risk CARICOM and Caribbean countries currently including: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos.

Here’s what’s happening on island


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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 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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