COVID 19: Flying to Barbados & Entry Criteria


From Nov 3, 2020

NEW UPDATES ON ENTRY TO BARBADOS.  Amending countries of risk.  See also below a handy guide to graphically explain protocols.


In keeping with its commitment to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and protect citizens and visitors alike, the Government of Barbados has updated the required travel protocols for entry to the country.

What has changed? Effective November 3 rd, 2020, Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands and Martinique have been added to the High-Risk category. St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia have been added to the Medium-Risk category.

What remains the same? As listed in prior Travel Protocol Updates, Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat and St Kitts and Nevis remain in the Very-Low Risk category. Bermuda remains listed as a Medium-Risk country and The Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands and Venezuela remain in the High-Risk category.

What do the changes mean for travel to Barbados? A travellers’ risk category is determined by the highest risk level associated with any country they have travelled from or transited through within 21 days prior to their arrival in Barbados. All persons travelling to Barbados must undergo health screening on arrival. With the exception of those travelling from Very-Low Risk countries, all passengers are required to have taken a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 3 days prior to their arrival in Barbados. High-Risk Travellers arriving in Barbados from a High-Risk country will be required to observe restricted movement at an approved hotel or villa at their own expense, or free of charge at a government property, until in receipt of a second negative COVID-19 PCR test. They will also undergo daily self-monitoring for 7 days after arrival. Restricted movement means that travellers will remain at the approved hotel, villa, or government property until in receipt of a second negative COVID-19 PCR test. Medium-Risk Visitors arriving in Barbados from a Medium-Risk country will undergo daily self-monitoring for 7 days after their arrival and will be required to retest 4-5 days after their first valid negative test. Low-Risk Travellers arriving from a Low-Risk country with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be permitted to leave the airport after clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health. If arriving without a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result, they will be required to take one on arrival to Barbados.

Additional notes:
Anyone arriving in Barbados from a High or Medium-Risk country without a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test may be denied entry to the country.
• Any traveller testing positive on their second test in Barbados will be allowed to request to self-isolate at an approved accommodation on island.
Please note that due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, these protocols are likely to
change. Travellers are always encouraged to check for


Barbados is open as of July 12, 2020.

Before you fly to Barbados, please check the  Barbados Tourism links to review entry and in-transit requirements.

The country has devised a low, medium and high-risk assessment by country that is subject to change.

Visitors from High, Medium and Low-Risk countries are required to produce a negative COVID 19 PCR test.  Those who do not will be tested at the airport on arrival and maybe subject to initial quarantine.

Travellers will need to complete an entry  application form at -72 hours prior to travel.

See here guidance documents from the Barbados Tourism site.

Barbados Ministry of Tourism Travel Protocols (UPDATED 11 September 2020)

Visit for the latest information subject to change.

Customers in transit via Barbados are required to have a negative COVID 19 test.