Location: Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean – Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Barthélemy (St. Barts), St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, and most of the jurisdictions in our district have imposed significant restrictions on movement and travel.
Many countries in the Eastern Caribbean have put into place travel restrictions that either prohibit entry to visitors arriving from the United States or require a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Effective March 23, 2020, Embassy Bridgetown will only accept emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) appointments. If your situation constitutes an emergency, please send an email to BridgetownACS@state.gov. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our websites for additional information.
To date, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados has organized at least one repatriation flight from each of the islands in our consular district. If you are a U.S. citizen attempting to return the United States from Barbados or the Eastern Caribbean, and have been unable to secure a commercial flight, please click here and complete the information request form. A request form must be completed for each person wishing to return to the United States. If you have previously completed the form, there is no need to do so again. This information will be used only to measure interest and feasibility in determining alternative options, such as charter flights, to return. We thank you for your patience as we process this information and look for options to assist your return to the United States.
Please consider the following information:
• You should be aware that if an opportunity to return presents itself, it could be through either commercial means or a chartered flight. If a commercial flight, you should be prepared to pay immediately. You should also be aware that commercial airlines can cancel or change flight schedules at any time. Please note that any such flights are likely to cost significantly more than the same flight offered prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
• Although private medical evacuation companies are still operating and repatriating critically ill U.S. citizen patients, this is an expensive option, and should only be used or considered as a last resort.
• Once a repatriation flight(s) from the Eastern Caribbean to the United States of America is confirmed, we will communicate that to you with instructions on how to book the travel.
• You will be responsible for onward travel from the arrival location in the United States, which will most likely be somewhere on the east coast.
• We are committed to facilitating the return of all U.S. citizens who wish to return. Depending on your personal/financial situation and support network, sheltering in place may be an option; however, you should be prepared to do so for an undetermined amount of time.
If you haven’t already, please go to travel.state.gov and enroll yourself in the STEP Program.
· View U.S. Embassy Bridgetown’s most recent alerts.
· COVID-19 information page on travel.state.gov
· Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page
· Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
· United States Embassy Bridgetown
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Tel: (246) 227-4000
· United States Embassy Grenada
Lance Aux Epines
Phone: (+1 473) 444-1173 to 6
· State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444