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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.

Last Updated: 19th June 2022

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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

As of June 1, unvaccinated travellers will require a NEGATIVE pre-flight test within three (3) days prior to arrival here on the island.

The test may be Standard PCR, Rapid PCR or Rapid Antigen Test. All unvaccinated travellers will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival at the airport. Once the result is negative, they would be allowed to continue on to their accommodation.

The Travel Protocols also state that there will no longer be a quarantine requirement for the unvaccinated travellers to Barbados

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

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 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.  Unvaccinated travellers are required to take a Rapid Antigen test on arrival at the Airport in Barbados and await results. Upon the return of a NEGATIVE test result and clearance by the Ministry of Health & Wellness, you may then enjoy Barbados safely


Travel Protocols

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.

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! 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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