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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.
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Are you planning to visit barbados

View the Barbados travel protocols below effective November 10th, 2020. 



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. 


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

Fill out form here:


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?


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?


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?

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 is meant by restricted movement at hotels?
Can I go in the pool while awaiting my 2nd test?
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?


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


Who is eligible for self-isolation accommodation?

In-transit Passengers

What are the protocols in place for in-transit passengers?

Special Requirements

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

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


Hotel list: 

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.

Please see below the current list of designated hotels; this list will be updated as more properties are added.  

  • Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
  • All Seasons Resort/Europa
  • Atlantis Historic Inn
  • Barbados Beach Club
  • Beach View
  • Blue Horizon
  • Blue Orchid Beach
  • Bougainvillea Resort
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Divi Southwinds Beach Resort
  • Cobblers Cove
  • Coconut Court Beach
  • Colony Club
  • Coral Mist Beach
  • Coral Reef Club
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Crystal Cove
  • Dover Beach
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion
  • Golden Sands
  • Hilton Barbados
  • Infinity on the Beach
  • Island Inn
  • Little Arches
  • Little Good Harbour
  • Mango Bay
  • Ocean 15
  • Palm Garden
  • Palms Resort/Travellers Palm
  • Port Ferdinand
  • Rostrevor
  • Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados

Royal Westmoreland

  • Golf Cottage # 1
  • Golf Cottages # 1-6
  • Lancaster Drive # 12 & 20
  • Royal Palm Villas #1-6
  • Sugar Cane Mews # 2 & 3
  • Sugar Cane Ridge # 7 & 14
  • 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
  • Sugar Bay Barbados
  • Sugar Cane Club & Spa
  • Sunbay
  • Sweetfield Manor
  • Tamarind
  • The Crane
  • The House
  • The Sandpiper
  • The Sands
  • Time Out
  • Treasure Beach
  • Tropical Winds Apartment
  • Turtle Beach Resort
  • Waves Hotel & Spa
  • Worthing Court
  • Yellow Bird

  • Adulo
  • Ascot House
  • Carib Blue
  • Inchcape Seaside Villas
  • Legend Garden Condos
  • Magic Isle Beach
  • Maxwell Beach Villas
  • Meridian Inn
  • Monteray
  • Mullins Grove
  • Ocean Bliss
  • Ocean Spray
  • Pirate's Inn
  • Plum Tree Club on Rockley Gold Course
  • Port St Charles (View available units HERE)
  • Rosebank
  • Sea Foam Haciendas
  • Turtle Nest Beach
  • Vida Mejor Villas
  • White Sands Beach Condos

Guest Houses

Bayfield House
Bellevue Plantation
Harlem B & B
The Lone Star

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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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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