What you need to know about COVID-19 in Barbados

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Barbados

On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, the Government of Barbados announced changes to the travel entry protocols.

Effective midnight, Thursday, September 22, 2022, Barbados will discontinue all COVID-19-related travel protocols.

Therefore, there will be no testing requirements for entering Barbados, whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

In addition, the wearing of masks generally will now be optional.

Coronavirus: What do you need to know about COVID-19 in Barbados?

Last Updated by Totally Barbados on February 21st, 2023, at 13:24 pm Barbados time.
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View the official Barbados Air Travel Protocols – last updated: June 19th, 2022

— Barbados Removes Testing for Fully Vaccinated Travelers (effective May 25, 2022)

Ahead of the exciting summer savings season, the Government of Barbados has announced a fundamental change to its travel protocols.

Effective Wednesday, May 25, 2022fully-vaccinated travelers to Barbados will no longer have to take a COVID-19 test to enter the country.

— Masks are optional outdoors

The protocol change also states that masks will now only be mandatory indoors and on public transportation.

Outdoors; masks are optional.

Unvaccinated travelers

As of June 1, 2022, unvaccinated travelers will require a NEGATIVE pre-flight test within three (3) days before arrival here on the island.

The test may be Standard, Rapid, or Rapid Antigen. All unvaccinated travelers 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 to their accommodation.

The Travel Protocols also state that there will no longer be a quarantine requirement for unvaccinated travelers 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 Barbados will NOT accept the following:

— Shallow, nasal swab samples
— Saliva samples
— Self-administered tests (even if the traveler took the sample under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
— Home kits

Online Travel Form:

— Travelers 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 arriving in Barbados, complete your online immigration and customs form by clicking this link or going to www.travelform.gov.bb. Travelers should complete the form 24 hours before arrival.

BIMSafe is the new, easy-to-use app designed to simplify and expedite the travel experience to Barbados! Before traveling to Barbados, you can download the app 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 your health questionnaire, all from one centralized place.

Learn more about the Covid-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Dashboard for Barbados – Sunday, June 30th, 2022

for daily updates, visit the Barbados Government Information Service website at:


Covid Dashboard for June 30 2022

Covid Dashboard for June 30 2022 for the country of Barbados.

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NB: Further vaccines may be added by the MHW guided by the WHO emergency listing approval.

When guardians consider travel for unaccompanied minors, they must submit to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for his consideration via [email protected].

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Brett Callaghan is the founder and managing director of Totally Barbados. I specialize in writing content for the tourism industry for my island home of Barbados. I help companies build strategies to grow online businesses with SMART marketing, advertising, and social media goals.