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COVID-19 Information: Barbados
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April 13, 2022

Barbados 

 

Barbados is currently under a Level 1 Travel Advisory: Exercise Normal Precautions due to COVID-19. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.

 

Last updated: 12/02/2022

 

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

 

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for US citizens? No
  • Barbados has established a COVID-19 information hotline that can be reached at +1 246-536-4500.
  • The wearing of masks would be optional and only mandatory on public transportation, in schools, medical facilities such as hospitals, dental offices, clinics, nursing homes and daycare institutions.
  • For information on travel protocols visit: https://www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2021
    • Effective September 22, 2022, Barbados will discontinue all COVID-19 related travel protocols. Therefore, there will be no testing requirements for entering Barbados whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated.
    • All travelers must complete the Online Immigration/Customs form at gov.bb or via the BIMSafe app and submit 24 hours prior to travel.
    • If you test positive for Covid-19 while in Barbados, you will be required to isolate for 7 days unless they require a clinical assessment or admissions to an isolation facility. If you have any symptoms, please contact the COVID Hotline for further guidance. For more information on Barbados’s health protocols for travelers who test positive for COVID-19 please visit the following link:

https://issuu.com/visitbarbados/docs/btmi_travel_protocols_update_041021?fr=sYmMyOTQzNTExOTc

  • All isolation properties must contract the services of an approved security company for the period of isolation. Associated costs will be charge to the property occupant.
  • Travelers must sign a consent release permitting details of their restricted movements to be shared with the Ministry of Health and Wellness by the approved security company.
  • Medical support services approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness must be contracted at the expense of the traveler to monitor their condition in accordance with clinical protocols.
  • Travelers may opt for self-isolation in an approved facility.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No

 

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

 

 COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Barbados? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • There are multiple options to obtain a COVID-19 test in Barbados to include onsite and offsite testing.
  • Please email traveltest@viistbarbados.org for information on COVID-19 tests required for travel from Barbados.
  • Rapid antigen tests are available at Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Wildey from 9:30-4:00 daily. Rapid antigen tests for outbound travelers cost $100 BDS and payment must be made with a credit or debit card. Testing and receiving results may take up to 2 hours.
  • Alternatively private testing is available. Visit UrgentCareBarbados.com or https://www.barbadoscovidlab.com/ to schedule an appointment or contact the Sandy Crest Medical Center at 246-419-4911. The cost of testing ranges from $220-600 BDS. Full name, DOB, passport number, date of departure and address while in Barbados may be required.
  • Test results will be delivered via email.
  • For entry requirements for all U.S. bound travelers, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html

 

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Barbados approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Barbados for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Barbados? AstraZeneca/Covishield, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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