- Definition of Fully Vaccinated: Vaccination is not required for travel but if you are fully vaccinated you may face less travel restrictions. Passengers are considered fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if they hold proof of having received two doses of a 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a 1-dose vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to travel.
- Accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik V.
- The proof of vaccination must be issued in English by a National Public Health Organisation, or a hospital/medical centre, or issued through the use of an independent validation system, such as the IATA Travel Pass or the Digital Green Certificate.
- It must state the passenger's personal data, the disease against which the passenger was immunised, the date in which the vaccine was administered, and the exact name, batch number, the dose administrated, the number of doses that have been administrated, and the name and other data of the person who administered the vaccine.
- Passengers aged under 18 years who have not been vaccinated but who are travelling with a fully vaccinated guardian will be permitted to adhere to the same guidelines as their guardian. Vaccinated unaccompanied minors aged under 18 years will follow the guidelines for vaccinated passengers.
- Passengers must complete the Immigration and Customs Form (ED Form) between 72 to 24 hours prior to arrival. If they are unable to complete the form online, passengers can use the Immigration kiosks on arrival. Passengers must save the Immigration and Customs receipts to a mobile device or hold a printed copy and present it to Immigration and Customs on arrival.
- Passengers must download the BIMSafe App onto their smartphone at least 24 hours prior to departure.
- The BIMSafe app will permit passengers to complete an ED form, upload a negative PCR test result, upload proof of vaccination and complete a health questionnaire. The app will be accompanied with a monitoring bracelet which the passenger must wear during the quarantine period.
- This does not apply to passengers in transit provided they do not leave the airport.
- The following passengers are advised to contact the Ministry of Health and Wellness at email@example.com at least 3 days prior to travel to Barbados for travel authorisation:
- Passengers with specific medical conditions that warrant extra consideration (and certified by the Chief Medical Officer); or
- Passengers with disabilities or those travelling with persons with disabilities.
- Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers aged 5 years and older must hold a negative RT-PCR test result tested within 3 days prior to arrival, or a negative rapid PCR test or a negative rapid antigen test result tested within 1 day prior to arrival and obtained from an accredited or recognised laboratory. The result must be issued in English by an accredited or certified facility. Saliva, shallow nasal swabs, or self-administered tests and home kits are not accepted.
- Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
- Other exempt passengers: Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 within 3 months prior to arrival and whose pre-flight PCR test result is positive must hold a letter from their medical practitioner with the test results indicating the date of diagnosis and recovery. They may be required to quarantine for up to 48 hours on arrival in an isolation facility.
- If departing the airport, passengers in transit must hold a negative RT-PCR test result tested within 3 days prior to arrival or a negative rapid PCR or rapid antigen test result tested within 1 day prior to arrival, . The result must be issued in English by an accredited or certified facility. Saliva, nasal swabs, or self-administered tests and home kits are not accepted.
- These passengers may be subject to a Covid-19 rapid antigen prior to departure from Barbados.
- Passengers aged younger than 18 years who are unaccompanied must present either a negative rapid PCR test result or a negative rapid antigen test result obtained within 1 day prior to arrival or a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 3 days prior to arrival.
Quarantine and testing on arrival
- Nationals and permanent residents of Barbados not holding a negative PCR test prior to arrival and decline testing on arrival will be held in government quarantine.
- Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must quarantine for 3 days in government approved accommodation on arrival and will be subject to a PCR test on day 4 after arrival. A negative result and clearance from the Ministry of Health and Wellness must be received to end quarantine. Passengers who refuse this second test may be denied entry to Barbados or be required to quarantine for 14 days.
- Vaccinated passengers: Quarantine is not required for passengers who hold a vaccination certificate proving that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. These passengers may still be subject to a random Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival.
- Other exempt passengers:
- Unaccompanied minors aged under 18 years that are fully vaccinated or are travelling with a fully vaccinated guardian; and
- Passengers aged under 5 years will not be required to have a PCR test in Barbados unless they are symptomatic or a member of their travelling party tests positive.