Barbados (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: COVID-19 PCR antigen test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine depends on the result of PCR Test

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Closed

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.02.2021
1. A completed “Immigration/Customs Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at or upon arrival.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The certificate must be in English.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years who are accompanied by a legal guardian.
3. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test and quarantine.


Detailed Tourist Information

Barbados is now open, however, all travelers to Barbados must complete a Pre-Arrival on-line Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form. It is urged that this be done at least 24hrs before arrival. This online form will include ED information, such as intended address and health information, and will allow for the uploading of COVID 19 PCR test results.

Travelers can go to to complete the form.

Visit the Visit Barbados website for full details on travel requirements. You should read these before your departure and monitor the pages on a regular basis as the requirements may change at short notice. Masks should be worn at all times during your travel to Barbados and your passage through the airport. Social distancing and hygiene protocols are in place.

Persons coming from high-risk countries are required to quarantine in government approved facilities and have a second test after 5 days after their first test. If negative they are allowed to move freely on the island.

Persons coming from medium risk countries who have not visited a High Risk Country within 21 days prior to arrival, should present valid results of test done within 72h prior to travel to Barbados. They will then be able to leave the airport but will be monitored for 7 days and required to test after 5 days of their first negative test.

Persons travelling from the Low Risk countries who have not visited a High Risk Country within 21 days prior to arrival, should present valid results of test done within one week prior to travel to Barbados.

Persons travelling from the Very Low Risk countries who have not visited a High or Medium Risk Country within 21 days prior to arrival, don’t require a negative PCR test.

Lockdown Details

The Government has announced a national ‘pause’ or lockdown between 3 and 17 February. During this time, a stay-at-home order will be in place. There will be a curfew 7pm to 6am. Non-essential shops, bars and restaurants will be closed. Supermarkets will open 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Beaches will be open for exercise only 6am – 9am. Other exercise (walking, jogging etc) is also allowed 6am-9am.


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