Barbados is making changes to its COVID-19 quarantine and testing processes beginning May 8.
The country’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has approved the COVID-19 AstraZeneca, Moderna, PfizerBioNTech or Johnson & Johnson vaccinations for entry into Barbados and as of May 8th, travellers who are considered to be fully vaccinated are required to:
- Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result 3 days prior to travel
- Provide a vaccination certificate on arrival to Barbados
- Have a standard or rapid COVID-19 PCR test done at the airport or their approved accommodation
- Use specially designated transportation providers for their transport to their approved accommodation and while awaiting their COVID-19 PCR test result
- Stay at their approved accommodation where they are free to move around in accordance with the guidelines of that property
As well, all fully vaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine for approximately 1 to 2 days.
Travellers who have not been fully vaccinated, not vaccinated at all, do not have any evidence of vaccination or have travelled from or transited through a country where the prevalence of certain variants of COVID-19 are deemed of particular concern to Barbados, are required to:
- Provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival 3 days prior to travel
- Use specifically designated transportation providers for their transport from the airport to approved accommodation
- Stay within their rooms/suites before receiving a 2nd negative COVID-19 PCR test. Travellers are not allowed to leave their rooms/suites.
- Take their 2nd test 5 days after their arrival to Barbados
All unvaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine for approximately 5 to 7 days.
Children under 18 who are travelling with fully vaccinated guardians will be allowed to adhere to the fully vaccinated traveller guidelines.
For those travelling within a group as a vaccinated traveller with other unvaccinated travellers, those travellers will be subject to unvaccinated traveller guidelines if those travellers choose not to be separated.
All unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 3 days prior to arrival. Vaccinated unaccompanied minors will follow the guidelines for all vaccinated travellers, whereas, unvaccinated unaccompanied minors will follow the protocol of unvaccinated travellers.
For updates, go to http://www.barbadostravelprotocols.com .