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Barbados

Travel to Barbados during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

At a glance

TRAFFIC LIGHT STATUS: Amber

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

YES

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

YES

Test during stay:

YES

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

YES

Test on return:

YES

Quarantine on return:

YES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

All travellers to Barbados, whether you have been fully vaccinated, or are un-vaccinated, must take a COVD-19 PCR test no more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to travel and the result must be negative.  

The test must be done by an accredited facility and cannot be a home test.

On arrival:

Should you be fully vaccinated and travelling to Barbados, you will need to do the following along with your negative PCR test result: 

- Provide a vaccination certificate confirming full vaccination more than 2 weeks (14 days) prior to travel to Barbados.

- Take a standard, or rapid COVID19 PCR test on arrival to Barbados, either at the airport or at an approved hotel.

- Stay at your approved hotel where for a period of 24-48 hours until you receive your test result.  You will be free to move around the property in line with their regulations and once you have received your negative result, you will be free to move around the island unrestricted.

 

 

Should you not be fully vaccinated and travelling to Barbados, you will need to do the following along with your negative PCR test result: 

- stay at your approved hotel for a period of 5 days where you will then take a further COVID19 PCR test.  During this time you must remain in your hotel room and not use any facilities of the hotel.

 

Your test result will take around 24-48 hours to come back.  Once you have a negative result, you will be free to use the hotel facilities and move around the island unrestricted.

 

 

Form pre-travel: Traveller Health Declaration must be completed 24 hours prior to arrival.
Traveller Health Declaration: https://www.travelform.gov.bb/home
RETURN REQUIREMENTS
Test pre-return travel:

On your return a negative test must be taken in the 3 days (72 hours) before you depart to the UK. You will be required to show your test results before you board the return flight home.

The test must meet the performance standards of above 97% specificity and above 80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies\ml. The test can be a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device as long as they meet the performance standards

Test on return:

You will be required to take a test on your return back to England, Scotland or Wales.  The details of which will vary as below, depending on the classification of the country you are arriving from.

 

Green list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the green list then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.

 

Green watch list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is currently on the green watch list, then you will be required to undergo a further COVID-19 PCR test at your own expense on or before day 2 of your return into the country.  Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or red lists.  Therefore should the country you are travelling from move before arrival, you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.

 

Amber list countries

if you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Amber list then alongside your self-isolation period at home, you will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return into the country.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day isolation period.  You may also able to take advantage of the test to release scheme which will allow for a PCR test to be taken on day 5 to release you from isolation.  

 

Red list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the red list then you will need to ensure you have booked yourself into government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period.  You will be required to undergo 2 further COVID-19 PCR tests at your own expense on your return to the country in your quarantine hotel.  These tests will need to be taken on or before day 2 and on day 8 of your 10 day quarantine period.

 

There are currently different regulations for Northern Ireland and at present, international leisure travel is not permitted.

Quarantine on return:

A suspension of all Travel Corridors for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is in place from 4am 18 January until at least the 17th May 2021.  During this time, you are unable to travel internationally.

From the 17th May 2021, the following guidance is in place for quarantine requirements for arrivals into England, Scotland and Wales only.

 

Green list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Green list, then you are not required to quarantine or self-isolate at your home on return.  You will need to follow the testing guidance as above.

 

Green watch list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Green watch list, then you are not required to quarantine or self-isolate at your home on your return.  You will need to follow the testing guidance as above.  Please remember that countries on the green watch list are able to move to the Amber or Red lists.  Therefore, should the country you are travelling from move before your arrival into England or Scotland,  you will need to follow the guidance below, depending on the new category.

 

Amber list countries

if you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Amber list, then you will be required to complete a self-isolation period in your own home for a period of 10 days.  You will also need to follow the testing guidance as above.  You are able to reduce the time in self-isolation should you wish by taking advantage of the test to release scheme.

 

Red list countries

If you are arriving into England, Scotland or Wales from a country that is on the Red list, then you will be required to book yourself into a government approved hotel quarantine for a 10 day period.  This must be booked before you travel to the country.  You will also need to follow the testing guidance as above.  The cost of the hotel quarantine is to be covered by the traveller.

 

There are currently difference guidelines for arrivals Into Northern Ireland.  At present International leisure travel is not permitted. 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/barbados
Local regulations:

Face Masks are mandatory in all public spaces including outside.

 

There is currently a curfew from Thursday to Sunday, midnight until 5am each day.  There is no curfew Monday to Wednesday.

 

You are required to download the BIMSafe app prior to your arrival into Barbados.  This will help monitor your quarantine once you arrive.

 

All essential shops such as supermarkets and pharmacies are open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.  Non-essential shops are also open in most areas, but with reduced hours.  Social distancing should be followed when in stops.

 

Restaurants are open and it is recommended you make a reservation.  You are able to dine both inside and outside, where this allows.  Social distancing measures will be in place.  Restaurants must adhere to the curfew times.  Bars are also open, however you should follow all protocols and physical distancing.  They may be operating reduced hours.

 

Discos are currently closed.  Other entertainment venues, such as cinemas may be open with restricted capacity.

 

The beaches on the island are open from 5am to 7pm daily.  You are unable to use for picnics or parties.

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 10.05.2021 at 10:54