Travellers are free to visit Barbados from the UK – but what are the rules for entering from overseas? Here’s what you need to know.
Can I travel to Barbados?
Yes. On Friday 18 March 2022 all travel restrictions were lifted in the UK, which means there is no longer any requirement to test, isolate or fill in a passenger locator form. This applies to both vaccinated and non vaccinated travellers.
What are the entry requirements for Barbados?
In late-May 2022 the destination removed all testing requirements for vaccinated travellers as more than 70 per cent of the eligible population in Barbados became fully vaccinated, according to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley.
She said removing the entry test requirement would “have positive implications for the country’s tourism experience,” including faster processing times at the airport.
Unvaccinated travellers must still present a negative test to enter Barbados – either in the form of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, or an antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before arrival. They are also required to submit an Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card 24 hours prior to travel, to which they should upload their negative test result via Travel Form.
Vaccinated travellers are not required to test or quarantine on arrival in Barbados. Unvaccinated arrivals, however, will need to quarantine for three days at approved facilities (a designated holding hotel, approved villa or a government facility at your own expense) and undergo a second PCR test four days after arrival. They will need to remain in their hotel room and may be required to wear an electronic tracking bracelet until they receive the results of their second test.
Is there a curfew in Barbados?
In December 2020 a nighttime curfew was introduced, however this was removed on 14 February 2022.
Before booking any trip, we recommend purchasing travel insurance with Covid cover to ensure you're protected when you travel.