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Protocols

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 the island.

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Last Updated: 25th May 2022

Latest Update

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.

Unvaccinated travellers

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.

Specific Requirements:

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

Saliva samples

Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)

Home kits

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)

Before You Arrive

Travelling to Barbados, here are the forms
you need

Step 1:
Online Immigrations & Customs 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.
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Step 2:
BIMSafe Mobile App
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 includes links to the online ED form required for Customs and Immigration. It also allows you to upload your negative COVID-19 test results and complete their health questionnaire, all from one centralised place.
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Getting Tested

Unvaccinated 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. When COVID-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-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.
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Travel Protocols
FAQs

We can’t wait to welcome you and we’re happy to make your travel experience and time on island easier! We’ve put together some common questions to give you more information about travelling to and from Barbados. If you have a question you can’t find the answer to, please reach out to us here.
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While On Island

We know soaking up the sun on our beautiful beaches and swimming in the crystal clear waters is at the top of your list! For those who require quarantine accommodation while on island, our approved properties are equipped with captivating views and friendly staff who have all been trained to ensure your stay is a safe one. During your stay ensure to visit many of our attractions – they are open and ready to show you just what we mean when we say, “Barbados has something for everyone".
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Resources

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