Barbados removes mandatory second test for fully vaccinated travellers
The Government of Barbados continues to review and update its travel protocols for entry into the country. In the latest update, effective Sunday October 24, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will no longer be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Barbados, or observe a quarantine period.
Health officials at the Grantley Adams International Airport may select fully vaccinated travellers with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result at random for a Rapid Antigen arrival test on entry. In this case, these travellers must:
Take the Rapid Antigen arrival test as directed at the airport free of charge;
Await the results of the Rapid Antigen Test (no quarantine required due to short turnaround time for results);
Depart the airport using approved transportation only.
Unvaccinated travellers, as defined in the Barbados Travel Protocols, will continue to adhere to the following protocols:
- Show proof of a negative Standard COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 3 days prior to arrival in Barbados, as outlined in the Barbados Travel Protocols;
- Depart the airport using approved transportation only;
- Quarantine for a period of 5 days at a pre-approved accommodation;
- After day 5 of quarantine, take a mandatory second COVID-19 PCR test at one of the approved labs or testing
hotels across the island at a cost to the traveller;
- Continue to quarantine until the results of the second COVID-19 PCR test are received.
For more information on Barbados’ travel protocols, visit www.barbadostravelprotocols.com.
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