Travel to Barbados – Holidays, Flights and Travel Information

Last Updated: July 26th, 2020

Since the Coronavirus Disease 2019 – COVID-19 has changed travel protocols throughout the world, Totally Barbados provides information and links to external resources to help all travelers to Barbados for the safety of overseas visitors and all who live and work in Barbados.

Travel Protocols

The Barbados Airport has reopened to international travel on July 12th, 2020 and there are a number of precautions and safeguards being implemented to protect, both locals and visitors while on the island. You can find the official travel protocols for visiting Barbados during the COVID-19 pandemic at https://www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020.

In light of the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, these protocols are likely to change. Travelers are encouraged to check barbadostravelprotocols.com for updates.

Immigration and Customs

IMPORTANT NOTE: All travelers to Barbados are required to complete the online immigration and customs form which will be available seventy-two (72) hours prior to your arrival in Barbados. Using the Online ED Form will enhance your travel experience by providing you with an easy and convenient option, that will improve the ease with which you transit through the airport.

Once the form is completed, the Immigration and Customs receipts are to be saved to your mobile device or printed and presented to Immigration and Customs upon arrival.

A valid email address is required to use this service as Immigration and Customs receipts are emailed to travelers upon submission.

Locals and visitors can download the full guidelines for the Barbados Health and Safety Protocols for the Tourism Sector from the Barbados Government website or view this same document “Barbados Health and Safety Protocols for the Tourism Sectors Comm Travel 240720” as provided to Totally Barbados on July 26th, 2020.

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For Barbados holidays, flights, and travel information, let “Totally Barbados” be your guide. You can choose from many trips or visit us by cruise ship.

Travel to Barbados by air with an extensive selection of airlines that fly into Barbados.

The inter-island services include:

Caribbean Airlines
Air Antilles Express

American Airlines
Air Canada
Air France
— JetBlue
Thomson Airways
Thomas Cook Airline
Virgin Atlantic

When traveling to Barbados, remember that there will be a departure tax of BDS $50 that must be paid at the airport in cash upon departure. $1 U.S. per bag suggests baggage tipping. A valid passport is mandatory for all persons entering the island.

For citizens from Eastern European countries, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Pakistan, the non-Commonwealth countries of Africa, and all South American countries except Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, Visas are required for entry into Barbados.

Barbados is a primary tourist location, and with all the technical advances of recent years, it is now easier than ever to get here.

Book your entire Barbados vacation, flights, and travel plans by using Expedia, the world’s most popular online travel agent service listed below, for cheap flights to Barbados, cruises, hotels, car hire, or entire packages with exclusive discounts from Totally Barbados.

Call your travel agent to book your trip to Barbados.

Visit Barbados and experience paradise.

Find the latest updates and flight information for both arrivals and departures for Grantley Adams International Airport by visiting: http://www.gaiafids.com/.

Because Barbados is an island, a mass of land surrounded by water, there are only two ways to get here: by air or sea.

Barbados is a favorite stop for cruise ships, so that’s a somewhat preferred way of getting here. For ideas of what to do while traveling to Barbados for one day on a cruise ship, see our shore excursions page in the Barbados Vacation category below.

Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean island chain. St. Lucia is the closest country to us. We are southeast of the United States of America, west of Africa, southwest of the United Kingdom, and northeast of Venezuela.

If a cruise ship isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy traveling to Barbados by sailing from any of our neighboring islands.

During the winter months, the beaches and bays of Barbados are usually occupied by people sailing around the world and who have come stopped to visit our island.

By: Brett Callaghan