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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.

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 February 3rd, 2021.

 

 


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

Requirements for Entry

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?
What do I do with my negative COVID-19 PCR test result?


Testing

Can I choose to have my COVID-19 PCR test done upon arrival in Barbados instead of my country of origin?
Are COVID-19 home or rapid tests considered valid to travel to Barbados?
Will tests taken more than 3 days prior to arrival be considered valid?
Is there an age restriction for testing?
What is the process for unaccompanied minors?
Once I arrive in Barbados, can I proceed on holiday after I have received/presented proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result?
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?
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 PCR Test

Is the 2nd COVID-19 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 PCR test?
Can I drive myself (e.g. use a car rental) when it’s time to go for my 2nd COVID-19 PCR test?
How do I book a test at a Government Facility?
Is the 2nd COVID-19 PCR Test free?
Can I book the 2nd test before coming to Barbados?
Will I be able to get my 2nd PCR test in Barbados during public holidays?
Do I have to quarantine while awaiting the results?
Do I have to continue my quarantine if the results of my 2nd PCR test are negative?
What happens if my test result is positive?


Accommodation

What is meant by quarantine?
Can I go to the beach while awaiting my 2nd COVID-19 PCR test?
Can friends or family in Barbados visit me at the hotel before I’ve received my 2nd PCR 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?
What is BIMSafe?
How do I download BIMSafe on the Play Store or App Store before arriving into Barbados?
How is my personal information protected with BIMSafe?


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?


Testing for Travel

I’m travelling to another destination from Barbados but I need a rapid test for travel, where can I go?
How long does it take to receive rapid test results?
I’m travelling to another destination from Barbados but I need a COVID-19 PCR test for travel, where can I go?
How long does it take to receive PCR test results?


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-resistant and tamper-resistant 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.
  • 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 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?

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?

Use our handy calculator below to work out by which date you’ll need to take your second COVID-19 test by.

If I arrive in Barbados on:
I should have my 2nd COVID-19 PCR test on:
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Satellite TESTING Hotels

All travellers are required to have a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test in order to enter Barbados. When COVID-19 PCR testing is done on arrival for any reason (for example, if a traveller presents with symptoms) travellers 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


Please note this does not pertain to the mandatory rapid antigen test done upon arrival.


APPROVED QUARANTINE PROPERTIES

  • Hotel list: 

    Persons arriving with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to quarantine at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility.

    *Due to the limited capacity, the government quarantine facilities, which are provided free of cost, will only be available for Barbadians and permanent residents arriving in Barbados.

    Hotels
    • Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
    • All Seasons Resort/Europa
    • Atlantis Historic Inn
    • Barbados Beach Club
    • Beach View
    • Blue Horizon
    • Blue Orchid Beach
    • Bougainvillea Beach Resort
    • Butterfly Beach
    • Cobblers Cove
    • Coconut Court Beach
    • Colony Club
    • Coral Mist Beach
    • Coral Reef Club
    • Courtyard by Marriott
    • Crystal Cove
    • Divi Southwinds Beach Resort
    • Dover Beach
    • Fairmont Royal Pavilion
    • Golden Sands Apt.
    • Hilton Barbados
    • Infinity on the Beach
    • Island Inn
    • Little Arches
    • Little Good Harbour
    • Mango Bay
    • Maxwell Del Mar
    • Ocean 15
    • Palm Garden
    • Palms Resort/Travellers Palm
    • Port Ferdinand
    • Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
    • Rostrevor
    • Royal Westmoreland - Golf Cottages # 1-6
    • Royal Westmoreland - Lancaster Drive # 12 & 20
    • Royal Westmoreland - Royal Palm Villas #1-6
    • Royal Westmoreland - Sugar Cane Mews # 2 & 3
    • Royal Westmoreland - Sugar Cane Ridge # 7 & 14
    • Royal Westmoreland - Royal Apartments # 114, 123, 211, 212, 213, 214, 221, 224, 231, 233, 311, 312, 313, 314, 321, 322, 324, 331 & 333
    • Saint Peter’s Bay
    • Sandals Barbados Resort & Spa/ Sandals Royal
    • Sandy Lane
    • Sea Breeze Beach House
    • Soco
    • South Beach
    • South Gap
    • Southern Palms Beach Club
    • Sweetfield Manor Hotel
    • Sugar Bay Barbados
    • Sugar Cane Club & Spa
    • Sunbay
    • Tamarind
    • The Abidah by Accra
    • The Crane
    • The House
    • The Sandpiper
    • The Sands
    • Time Out
    • Treasure Beach
    • Tropical Sunset Beach Apartment
    • Tropical Winds Apartment
    • Waves Hotel & Spa
    • Worthing Court Apartment
    • Yellow Bird

    Apartments
    • Adulo
    • Ascot House
    • Carib Blue
    • Garden Grove
    • Haven House
    • Inchcape Seaside Villas
    • Kings Beach Village - Phase 1 - #102-112, 201-207, 209-212, 301-303, 305, 306, 308, 311 & 312
    • Kings Beach Village - Phase 2 - #114-126, 214-216 & 314-316
    • Kingsgate - #2, 5 & 7
    • Legend Garden Condos
    • Magic Isle Beach
    • Maresol Beach
    • Maxwell Beach Villas
    • Meridian Inn
    • Monteray
    • Moonraker
    • Mullins Grove
    • Naniki Barbados
    • Ocean Bliss
    • Ocean Spray
    • Pirate's Inn
    • Plum Tree Club on Rockley Golf Course
    • Port St Charles (View available units HERE)
    • Rosebank
    • Royal Glitter Bay Villas - # 108, 110-112, 205, 209, 214, 314 & 414
    • Santosha Barbados
    • Sea Foam Haciendas
    • Shades
    • St. Lawrence Beach CondosTurtle Nest Beach
    • Vida Mejor Villas
    • Villas at Little Good Harbour
    • White Sands Beach Condos

    Guest Houses
    • Colleton House
    • Bayfield House
    • Bellevue Plantation
    • Harlem B & B
    • Hidden Gem Bed & Breakfast
    • Melbourne Inn
    • The Lone Star



Villas list: 

  • View list of approved villa properties below: 

 



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

While movements are quarantined, 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' quarantine periods are observed.

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 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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Resources & References

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