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America > Barbados: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 6 527

Active cases: 837

Recovered: 5 632

Deaths: 58

Vaccination count: 123 95

Current trend: Flattening

Data updated on 2021-09-20

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
COVID-19 PCR antigen test is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
ALL travellers must travel with a valid negative Standard COVID-19 PCR test result.

With specific reference to the type of PCR test required and accepted for entry into Barbados:

Specific Requirements:

-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.
-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
-Saliva samples
-Self-administered tests (even if the sample was taken under the supervision of a healthcare provider)
-Home kits
-Rapid PCR tests

The travel history of a fully vaccinated traveller, where they have travelled from or transited through countries of special consideration within the 21 day period immediately prior to arrival, will determine which protocols apply. Countries of special consideration are those where the prevalence of certain variants of COVID-19 are deemed of particular concern to Barbados Public Health Officials.

Countries of Special Consideration
-South Africa

Please be informed that the visa entry requirements have been re-imposed with immediate effect for nationals of India, Brazil and South Africa seeking to travel to Barbados.

In this regard, persons seeking to travel to Barbados with passports from these countries are required to apply for entry visas (single, multiple) prior to arrival.

Persons traveling from or transiting through these jurisdiction within the last 21 days shall:

Come to Barbados with a valid Nasopharyngeal or Oropharyngeal COVID-PCR Test
Have a repeated PCR Test on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport
7 days quarantine (no exceptions)
Test on day 8 to exit
There will be no distinction between the vaccinated and un-vaccinated passengers traveling from the aforementioned countries.
All persons will be required to quarantine one of the following specially identified properties for the full quarantine period at the expense of the traveler.

Tests: COVID-19 PCR antigen test is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine depends on the result of PCR Test

Information updated on 2021-09-15.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Due to a spike in cases the curfew will be re-introduced from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

There will be no social gatherings, such as fetes, for at least the next two weeks until public health officials get a handle on the situation.

Attendance at churches, cinemas and other indoor settings will be capped at 100 persons. This includes funerals and weddings.

Summer camps will be put on hold during this period.

Full contact sports will also be put on hold.

There will be no spectators at sporting events, such as cricket.

Dance studios and clubs will be put on pause for two weeks, as well.

Persons in the public transport sector will only be allowed 75 per cent seating capacity on buses. No standing will be permitted.

Wherever possible, persons who can should be allowed to work from at home.

You should follow the Barbados Government Information Service on Facebook for further details as plans are subject to change at short notice.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 100 people banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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