The Barbados Research and Statistical Department produces a number of publications on visitor trends, arrivals and general information. These documents are published throughout the year and are available for download below.
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 an accepted valid negative COVID-19 PCR Test OR Rapid Antigen Test result.
Travellers are permitted to travel to Barbados with a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test OR Rapid Antigen 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 any of the below:
Anterior nares sample
LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.
With specific reference to the type of test required and accepted for entry into Barbados:
The specimen must be taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory by a healthcare provider via any of the below: nasopharyngeal sample, oropharyngeal sample, nasal sample, anterior nares sample or mid-turbinate sample.
The sample must be taken within 3 days prior to arrival for RT PCR test or 1 day prior to arrival for Rapid COVID-19 PCR Test OR Rapid Antigen Test.
The laboratory performing the test must be an accredited, certified or recognized facility
Please note that the following will NOT be accepted:
Shallow nasal swab samples
Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
The COVID-19 Protocols are sanctioned by Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW) Last Updated : 26th February 2022, Last Verified by MHW : 28th January 2023