Travel to Barbados – Holidays, Flights, and Travel Information
Last Updated: June 8th, 2021
Immigration / Customs Arrival Form
Please complete your online immigration and customs form by clicking the below link or going to https://www.travelform.gov.bb/. The form should be completed 24 hours before arrival and preferably include uploading your negative Nasopharyngeal or Oropharyngeal COVID-PCR test result.
Download the PDF file Barbados Entry Protocols for Vaccinated Travellers – June 8th, 2021 – topics include
Vaccinated Traveller Protocol
Countries of Special Consideration
Fully Vaccinated Travellers
Protocols for Travellers Based on Travel History
Family and Group Travel and
Travel Protocol Updates at a Glance – May 31st, 2021
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.
ALL travelers into Barbados, inclusive of those deemed fully vaccinated, are asked to review and indicate their acceptance of the following:
ALL travelers must travel with a valid negative Standard COVID-19 PCR test result.
With specific reference to the type of PCR test required and accepted for entry into Barbados:
– The specimen taken must be a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab (or both) taken by a healthcare provider
– The sample must be taken within 3 days before arrival.
– The laboratory performing the test must be an accredited, certified, or recognized facility
Please note that the following will NOT be accepted:
– Nasal swab samples
– Saliva samples
– Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
– Home kits
– Rapid PCR tests
Immigration and Customs
IMPORTANT NOTE: All travelers to Barbados must complete the online immigration and customs form, which will be available seventy-two (72) hours before you arrive 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 will 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.
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.
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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: 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.
Approved Quarantine Properties
Approved Quarantine properties list:
Persons arriving with a valid negative Nasopharyngeal or Oropharyngeal COVID-PCR test result will be required to quarantine at a designated approved property at their own expense or free of charge at a government facility.
*Due to the limited capacity, the government quarantine facilities provided free of cost will only be available for Barbadians and permanent residents arriving in Barbados.
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 their businesses online with SMART marketing, advertising, and social media goals.