COVID-19 Public Health Protocols for Air Travel to Barbados

(Revised: July 6, 2020; Effective: July 12, 2020)

Requirements for Entry into Barbados

Entry Into Barbados

1. All travellers to Barbados must complete a Pre-Arrival on-line
Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form. It is urged that this be done at least 24hrs
before arrival. This online form will include ED information, including intended
address and health information, and effective from the 15th of July 2020, will allow
for the uploading of COVID 19 PCR test results.

2. Travellers can go to to complete the form.

3. Persons travelling to Barbados are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR
Test from an accredited or certified facility/laboratory. Relevant accrediting bodies
and standards include: ISO:15189, CAP, UKAS or equivalent. Tests should be done
within 72 hours prior to travel to Barbados. Test results should be submitted
electronically and travellers should also bring a copy of test results with them.
Submitted tests must be validated by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in
Barbados. Test results will not be validated unless they bear the name of the

4. Persons without a negative PCR test result from an accredited or recognized
laboratory will be required to take a test upon arrival.

5. For persons requiring a COVID-19 PCR test; tests will be available at the airport
free of charge or for a fee of USD $150.00, at certain satellite/hotel sites.

6. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require the testing of any
person regardless of documentation presented.

7. Persons travelling from the Low Risk countries within the “travel bubble”, who
have not visited a High Risk Country within 21 day prior to arrival, will be exempted
from the pretesting requirement. The “travel bubble” refers to Low risk CARICOM
and Caribbean countries currently including: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla,
Bahamas, Belize Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
and Turks and Caicos).

Procedures at the Barbados Airport


8. Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.

9. All incoming persons must undergo a health assessment which may include a
temperature check and a brief interview by Port Health personnel.

10. All incoming travellers (except from within the “Travel Bubble”) who have taken a
COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival will be required to present the result on arrival for
verification by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados. This test must have
been conducted within the period specified. Results of tests conducted outside of the
time specified shall not be accepted. Any person who fails to satisfy the above
requirement must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test in Barbados on arrival.

11. A visitor who does not present a valid negative test result and who declines
testing on arrival will be denied entry into Barbados.

12. Citizens, Permanent Residents and persons with permanent status who do not
present a valid negative test result and decline testing on arrival will be quarantined
in a Government facility.

13. Persons who arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test may advance to
Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs and will be permitted to leave the airport.

14. Persons who are tested at the airport will be offered a choice of and transported
to either government accommodation, or should they choose, a designated holding
hotel to await the results of their test. Should they choose a designated hotel it will
be at their own expense. Persons must remain in that accommodation until they
receive their results. Test results would normally be expected to be available within
24 hours.

In-transit Passengers

15. Masks must be worn while at the airport in Barbados.

16. In-transit passengers must undergo a health assessment which may include a
temperature check and a brief interview by Port Health personnel.

17. In transit passengers are strongly urged to have a COVID-19 test prior to arrival.

18. Except for persons from within the “travel bubble” in transit passengers without
evidence of a valid negative test will be tested in Barbados. Should they not have a
negative test they will either not be permitted to leave the airport or will be
quarantined until departure or receipt of a negative test result.

During Stay in Barbados

19. Visitors must abide by all public health and social measures in place in Barbados
related to COVID-19 risk reduction; including physical distancing, hygiene practices,
wearing of face mask and all other relevant measures.

20. All persons will be required to report any symptoms to public health officials or
relevant hotel/accommodation management.

21. Travellers from High Risk countries may be monitored daily for the onset of
symptoms and may be subjected to follow-up second COVID-19 PCR test at day 7.
If this second test is negative active monitoring would be discontinued. If a second
test is not done persons will be monitored for 14 days.

22. Travellers from moderate risk countries will be monitored for 7 days.

23. A person may be requested to undergo an additional test for COVID-19 if
circumstances arise during the period of monitoring that require it.

24. Persons who test positive will be transferred to alternative accommodations for
isolation and treatment until they have been cleared by having 2 consecutive
negative tests. After clearance persons may resume their planned activities.

25. Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive
case will be quarantined at facilities approved by Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Departure from Barbados

26. All departing persons must wear a mask while in the airport.