ALL travellers into Barbados, inclusive of those deemed fully vaccinated, are asked to review, and indicate their acceptance of the following:
ALL travellers must travel with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
Effective January 7, 2022, travellers are permitted to travel to Barbados with a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival.
Accepted tests include tests which were taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory by a healthcare provider via a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal sample (or both). LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.
With specific reference to the type of PCR test required and accepted for entry into Barbados:
The specimen taken must be a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab (or both) taken by a healthcare provider
The sample must be taken within 3 days prior to arrival for RT PCR test or 1 day prior to arrival for Rapid PCR test.
The laboratory performing the test must be an accredited, certified or recognized facility
Please note that the following will NOT be accepted:
Nasal swab samples
Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
Rapid Antigen tests
The COVID-19 Protocols are sanctioned by Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW) Last Updated : 3rd January 2022, Last Verified by MHW : 17th January 2022