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Protocols for Arriving Passengers


Covid-19 Protocols for Arriving Passengers to Barbados

The Ministry of Tourism and Transport, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, have developed protocols for arriving passengers. These protocols not only ensure the safety of airport staff as well as the citizens of Barbados, but also fellow travelers. Here’s what you need to know if you’re traveling to Barbados.

Before Departure:

Persons traveling to Barbados from international cities must receive a Covid-19 PCR antigen test from an accredited laboratory (ISO, CAP or UKAS accredited, or equivalent) within 72 hours of the commencement of travel. If traveling from the Caribbean, within one week.

After receiving your NEGATIVE test result, you will be required to obtain a certificate indicating your negative test result.

Travelers are then asked to complete their Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card online, with personal health questions relating to COVID-19 symptoms. Once all required steps are completed and supporting documents uploaded, travelers will receive a bar code via email.

On Arrival into Barbados:

In addition to the regular immigration and customs procedures for entry into the island, you will be asked to present your ED card completion barcode (via smart phone) and your Covid-19 certificate.

While on the island:

All persons on the island, visitors and citizens, are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while out in public, as well as practice proper hand hygiene.