Barbados Covid-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols for Travel to Barbados

Last Updated: 14th February 2022

Requirements for Entry into Barbados

Entry Into Barbados

ALL travellers into Barbados, inclusive of those deemed fully vaccinated, are asked to review, and indicate their acceptance of the following:

ALL travellers must travel with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Travellers are permitted to travel to Barbados with a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival.

Accepted tests include tests that were taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory by a healthcare provider via a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal sample (or both). LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.

With specific reference to the type of PCR test required and accepted for entry into Barbados:

Specific Requirements:

  1. The specimen taken must be a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab (or both) taken by a healthcare provider
  2. The sample must be taken within 3 days prior to arrival for RT PCR test or 1 day prior to arrival for Rapid PCR test.
  3. The laboratory performing the test must be an accredited, certified or recognized facility

Please note that the following will NOT be accepted:

  1. Nasal swab samples
  2. Saliva samples
  3. Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
  4. Home kits
  5. Rapid Antigen tests.

The COVID-19 Protocols are sanctioned by the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW)
Last Updated: 14th February 2022,
Last Verified by MHW: 16th February 2022

More detailed information on Barbados Covid-19 protocols and frequently asked questions can be found here.

Travelling to Barbados

Before You Arrive in Barbados, here is a link to the travel forms you will need.  In addition, you can download the BIMSafe Mobile App on your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet.



A detailed slide presentation on the Barbados Travel Protocols can be accessed here.