Latest Update: September 28, 2020
Barbados has officially reopened its borders for tourism on July 1st, 2020.
Barbados is more than just any sun-bather’s dream destination of lounging by the beach or pool. In fact, its culture, food, natural history, and the people make this lush island perfect for a delicious taste of real Caribbean life.
Who Can Visit Barbados?
Barbados is allowing all tourists from all nations and countries, however there are different entry requirements for travelers depending on their country of origin
Difference between High, Medium, and Low Risk Countries
On August 3, 2020, officials in Barbados announced that travelers will face different protocols based upon the risk level of any country that they have traveled to or transitioned through within 21 days prior to their arrival in Barbados.
Firstly, all travelers coming from or who have been in high-risk countries should bring negative COVID-19 PCR test results 3 days before arrival. Moreover, persons from High-Risk countries with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will be required to remain (with restricted movement) at a designated holding hotel or approved villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government facility, and will be monitored for 7 days after arrival. In addition, travelers will be retested 2-3 days after arrival (4-5 days after your 1st test).
After that, travelers will be required to retest 4-5 days after the first accepted negative test. If the result of that second test is negative, that traveler can now enjoy unrestricted movement.
Here’s the list of high-risk countries:
- British Virgin Islands
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
- United States
- US Virgin Islands
Secondly, travelers who have been from medium-risk countries are allowed to leave the airport immediately, if they present negative results to a COVID-19 PCR test. Even so, those persons traveling from Medium-Risk countries will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 7 days after arrival. Moreover, travelers will be required to retest 4-5 days after the first accepted negative test.
Here’s the list of medium-risk countries:
- United Arab Emirates
Effective September 14, 2020: Travelers from “medium-risk” countries will be requiring to take a second test after seven days. Those who test negative will NOT be subjected to further monitoring, while those who test positive will be placed in an isolation facility. Anyone who refuses the test will be subject to quarantine protocols.
Moreover, travelers who have been in low-risk countries are required to bring a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or take a test upon their arrival. That is to say, they will be allowed to leave the airport immediately if the test turns out negative.
Here are the low-risk countries:
- Sri Lanka
Those persons traveling from Medium-Risk countries will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 7 days after arrival. Travelers will be required to retest 4-5 days after the first accepted negative test.
Here are the low-risk countries:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- New Zealand
- Saint Lucia
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
Entry Requirements For Barbados
- All travelers will be required to complete the new online Embarkation / Disembarkation card or ED Card, with personal health questions relating to COVID-19 symptoms.
- Mandatory temperature checks
- Wearing of face mask on the inbound flight and within the airport
- Keeping at least 3-feet distance from others.
With the new protocols implement in Barbados, it is indeed one of the safest countries to travel to at this time.