BARBADOS REMOVES TESTING FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS (EFFECTIVE MAY 25TH, 2022)
Ahead of the exciting summer season, the Government of Barbados has announced a key change to its travel protocols. Effective Wednesday, May 25, 2022, fully-vaccinated travellers to Barbados will no longer have to take a COVID-19 test to enter the country.
Masks optional outdoors
The change in protocols also states that masks will now only be mandatory indoors and on public transportation. Outdoors, masks are optional.
The changes pertain to vaccinated travellers only. Currently, unvaccinated travellers will still be required to present a negative COVID-19 test to enter Barbados.
Travellers are permitted to travel to Barbados with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test OR Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival.
LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.
The specimen must be taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory by a healthcare provider via any of the below: nasopharyngeal sample, oropharyngeal sample, nasal sample, anterior nares sample or mid-turbinate sample.
Please note that the following will NOT be accepted:
Shallow nasal swab samples
Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
Unvaccinated travelers will quarantine for 3 days and then await the results of a second test before they are free to enjoy Barbados fully.
On-line Travel Form:
Travelers who are unable to complete the online travel ED form can complete their travel to Barbados and use the Immigration kiosks on arrival in Barbados.
The COVID-19 Protocols are sanctioned by the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW)