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COVID-19 Travel to Barbados

Last Updated: March 25, 2022
 
Situation Summary 

  • Barbados is welcoming tourism while keeping its Owners and guests safe. As a result, travel guidelines may be changed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.
  • Effective May 25, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entering Barbados. Travelers that are unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated, will be permitted to travel to Barbados with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test OR a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within one day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within three days prior to arrival. Accepted tests include tests that were taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory by a healthcare provider via a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal sample (or both). LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.
  • Vaccinated Travelers: Effective May 25, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entering Barbados. Fully vaccinated travelers must be able to show proof of vaccination upon entering Barbados. Fully vaccinated travelers are required to download the BIMSafe app, complete required travel forms and upload proof of vaccination before arrival. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • Unvaccinated Travelers: Travel protocols for unvaccinated travelers require downloading the BIMSafe app, completing required travel forms and uploading a valid, negative COVID-19 test taken before arrival. Unvaccinated travelers are required to use designated providers for transportation to The Crane and quarantine in their room for three days until a second COVID-19 PCR test is taken on the fourth day after arrival and is reported back negative. Travelers are encouraged to book five days of quarantine accommodation to allow for the return of test results. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • On-Site Testing: Travelers can take both the required second PCR test and departure rapid antigen tests on-site at The Crane hotel’s COVID-19 testing lab. PCR tests are available to HGV Club Members for $95 and Rapid Antigen Tests for $35. Cash is not accepted; tests can be charged to the guest room or paid using credit or debit cards. Hilton Grand Vacations neither owns nor operates The Crane hotel’s on-site COVID-19 lab. Hilton Grand Vacations makes no representations regarding the lab’s qualifications, or the quality of the products or services offered by the lab and assumes no liability for such products or services. This service is being offered only as a convenience. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • CDC Travel Requirements: As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website. Refer to the “Travel & Testing Requirements” section for details.
  • For a complete listing of all travel guidelines from the government of Barbados, including a link to the required travel forms, go to visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2022.
  • This is an evolving situation and the information contained on this page is subject to change by the government of Barbados. HGV has no control over the changing government guidelines, and the information we are providing may not be the most up-to-date information. Check the websites listed here for the latest updates.


Travel Forms
The government of Barbados is requiring non-fully vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors to complete specific travel forms prior to arrival. Travelers must download the BIMSafe app to access those forms. If you are unable to download the BIMSafe app, you can go to travelform.gov.bb/home to fill out any required forms and upload your PCR test result. Please be sure to check visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2022 for the most updated information. 


Travel & Testing Requirements
Effective May 25, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entering Barbados. Fully vaccinated travelers are required to download the BIMSafe app, complete required travel forms and upload proof of vaccination before arrival. Unvaccinated travelers as well as those not fully vaccinated are permitted to travel to Barbados with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test OR a valid negative Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done within one day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within three days prior to arrival. Accepted tests include tests that were taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory by a healthcare provider via a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal sample (or both). LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.


Vaccinated Travelers: Effective May 25, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entering Barbados. Fully vaccinated travelers are required to download the BIMSafe app, complete required travel forms and upload proof of vaccination before arrival.


Unvaccinated Travelers: Travel protocols for unvaccinated travelers require downloading the BIMSafe app, completing required travel forms and uploading a valid, negative COVID-19 taken before arrival. Unvaccinated travelers are required to use designated providers for transportation to their approved accommodation and quarantine in their room for three days until a second COVID-19 PCR test is taken on the fourth day after arrival and that test returns negative. That second test can be taken at The Crane’s on-site COVID lab. Due to the required quarantine period, unvaccinated travelers are encouraged to book a minimum of five nights at their approved quarantine accommodation.


Note: Hilton Grand Vacations neither owns nor operates The Crane hotel’s on-site COVID-19 lab. Hilton Grand Vacations makes no representations regarding the lab’s qualifications, or the quality of the products or services offered by the lab, and assumes no liability for such products or services. This service is being offered only as a convenience.



CDC Travel Requirements: As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website.


Social Distancing and Face Coverings

  • All Owners and guests at The Crane are expected to observe social distancing, as well as wear a face covering while indoors on property, except while dining.

Frequently Asked Questions 

This is an evolving situation and the information contained on this page is subject to change by the government of Barbados. HGV has no control over the changing government guidelines, and the information we are providing may not be the most up-to-date information. Please check the websites listed on this page for the most up-to-date information.


Q: I have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Can I travel to the island without a test?

A: Yes. Effective May 25, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entering Barbados. Fully vaccinated travelers are required to download the BIMSafe app, complete required travel forms and upload proof of vaccination before arrival. 
 
QWhat will happen to someone who flies into Barbados without a COVID-19 test? 
A: Effective May 25, 2022, fully vaccinated travelers are not required to take a COVID-19 test prior to entering Barbados. Fully vaccinated travelers must be able to show proof of vaccination upon entering Barbados. It is mandatory for all unvaccinated travelers arriving in Barbados to have a negative COVID-19 test result. Arriving without proof of a negative test or full vaccination may deny entry into the country.
 
QAre there any additional travel requirements I need to know for going to Barbados?
A: As of December 6, 2021, all passengers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before boarding their flight to the United States. Non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants to the United States are still required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Exceptions to this vaccination requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens who are not immigrants are limited, including children under the age of 18. All travelers are also required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding flights. For more information, visit the CDC website.

Travelers can take both the required second PCR test and departure rapid antigen tests on-site at The Crane hotel’s COVID-19 testing lab. PCR tests are available to HGV Club Members for $95 and Rapid Antigen Tests for $35. Please note that cash is not accepted. The tests can be charged to the guest room or paid using credit or debit cards.

Note: Hilton Grand Vacations neither owns nor operates The Crane hotel’s on-site COVID-19 lab. Hilton Grand Vacations makes no representations regarding the lab’s qualifications, or the quality of the products or services offered by the lab, and assumes no liability for such products or services. This service is being offered only as a convenience.

Q: Do I have to wear a face covering at The Crane?  
A: In accordance with local government mandates, the Crane require face coverings to be worn in all enclosed public areas of the property, except while dining. Within the resort, face coverings are optional outdoors.

Q: Do I have to wear a face covering in Barbados?  
A: Effective May 25, 2022, the government of Barbados mandates the use of face coverings to enter or remain in enclosed public spaces across the island. Face coverings are not required while outdoors, exercising and physically distant from others, or while dining. You may also have your temperature taken when entering many business premises.

Regular washing of hands is encouraged, and you can expect to be asked to sanitize your hands upon entering most buildings. Please continue to visit the government of Barbados website for all travel mandates at visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2022 as you make your travel plans.

In addition, we ask that Owners and guests follow local and other applicable regulations as it relates to the use of face coverings and other health requirements.