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Risk Ratings  

    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Barbados
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Barbados

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundEntry Rules:

Fully vaccinated travellers who have been in Brazil, India or South Africa within the last 21 days must have a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival. They must be tested upon arrival at the airport and complete a seven-day quarantine upon arrival.

All arrivals must complete an embarkation/disembarkation card at www.travelform.gov.bb or through the app https://bimsafe.gov.bb/, 24 hours before travelling. Travellers must have a PCR test taken within 72 hours of their flight. Test results must be uploaded to one of these platforms.
A copy of COVID-19 test results will need to be presented upon arrival and all travellers are required to take a rapid antigen test upon arrival.
(Until further notice)
Test Requirements:

Persons travelling with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test results will be transported to their accommodation.
Fully vaccinated travellers who have received their complete vaccine dosage more than 14 days prior to arrival must quarantine until negative test results come back from the test taken at the airport (same day or 1-2 days after arrival).
Unvaccinated travellers must quarantine for 7-8 days (5 days of quarantine plus the days of awaiting test results). On the fifth day, travellers will need to take another test with negative results in order to leave quarantine.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine Requirements:

Quarantine will be at a designated hotel or approved villa at the travellers' expense. A government facility is provided free of charge for citizens and permanent residents arriving in Barbados. These travellers will be required to take a second test five days after their arrival. If the second test is negative, travellers will be permitted to leave the property.

Travellers who test positive upon arrival will be required to enter a period of isolation at a government facility.
(Until further notice)

Transiting travellers must also have a PCR COVID-19 test and undergo a health assessment upon arrival at the airport. Travellers from medium- and high-risk locations, including those in transit, without a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result may be denied entry into the country. Diplomats, persons with disabilities, those travelling with persons with disabilities and persons with medical conditions warranting special treatment need to contact the Ministry of Health and Wellness at least 72 hours prior to travel.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are currently no restrictions on outbound travel.
(Until further notice)
People who require a COVID-19 test before departing Barbados need to submit the request at least three days prior to departure at traveltest@visitbarbados.org.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticFace masks must be worn in public.
(Until further notice)
A curfew is in effect from 00.00 to 05.00 Thursday to Monday.
(Ends 29 June 2021)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Barbados

COVID-19 information for Barbados

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime in Barbados mainly consists of petty theft and street crime, particularly in Bridgetown. Valuables left in plain sight inside vehicles are obvious targets for criminals. Automobile theft also occurs with some frequency. There have been occasional home invasions, as well as robberies and assaults on isolated beaches. The incidence of violent crime appears to be rising. Most visits to Barbados are incident-free, but business personnel should take normal, commonsense precautions such as avoiding isolated and unlit areas, including beaches after dark. The island faces a credible risk from hurricanes and tropical storms between June and November.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Barbados
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

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