Barbados Open for Tourism with Restrictions – [Updated]

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Barbados reopened to tourists from all countries around the world a few months ago. Since then, the country has enforced different entry restrictions based on how well other countries and territories are managing their COVID-19 outbreaks. 

We are here to help you understand the latest regulations so you plan ahead and get what you need in advance. 

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Who can travel to Barbados? 

The kind of health measures taken upon your arrival and during your stay will depend on the risk category of the country you are visiting from.

Very-low risk countries 

  • Anguilla
  • China
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts and Nevis

What to expect if you come from a very low risk country?

Well, the only thing you should expect is having an easy trip because, so far, authorities will not demand you to comply with any requirements. 

Low risk countries

  • Egypt
  • Greenland
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

What to expect if you come from a low risk country?

Travelers arriving from any of the countries above, who have not transited through high, medium or low risk countries, are exempted from showing proof of a CODIV-19 test or taking one at the airport. They will only have to undergo a health check and then they will be free to leave the airport.

Medium risk countries 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bermuda
  • New Zealand
  • St. Lucia

What to expect if you come from a medium risk country

  • At the airport you will be asked to provide your test results and the authorities will cross-check the information on it. Only tests taken in approved laboratories are allowed. 
  • If the test doesn’t meet the requirements you may be denied entry.
  • After being cleared at the airport health screenings you will need to quarantine in a government-approved  hotel or government facility for seven days regardless of your results.
  • On the 4-5 day of your quarantine you will have to take a COVID-19 test, if it comes back negative you will be able to resume your trip.

High-risk countries 

  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Venezuela

What to expect if you come from a high risk country

  • At the airport you will be asked to provide your test results and the authorities will cross-check the information on it. Only tests taken in approved laboratories are allowed. 
  • If the test doesn’t meet the requirements you may be denied entry.
  • After being cleared at the airport health screenings you will need to quarantine in a government-approved  hotel or government facility for seven days regardless of your results.
  • On the 4-5 day of your quarantine you will have to take a COVID-19 test, if it comes back negative you will be able to resume your trip.

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Are there any other requirements to enter Barbados? 

  • If you fail to present a test taken 3 days before your arrival you may be denied entry to the country.
  • You also have to wear a face mask at all times while in the airport
  • Complete Your Immigration / Customs Form at least 24 hours before traveling to Barbados here
  • A second PCR test is now mandatory to all travellers coming from high-risk and medium-risk countries. Those visitors will need to quarantine while waiting for the results. 

All these restrictions are meant to take effect after November 16.

What is the COVID-19 situation in Barbados?

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While the world is struggling to control COVID-19, Barbados has managed to control the pandemic rapidly and effectively. The country data suggest that the situation is rather positive with only 250 reported positive cases and 7 deaths. 

Barbados has not seen a fatality to the virus since last April. 

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