Barbados Travel Protocols

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Travel PROTOCOLS PROTOCOL CHANGES TAKE EFFECT FEBRUARY 26, 2022.

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UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

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TRAVEL PROTOCOLS UPDATES AND REMINDERS

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SELF-ISOLATION

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GUIDELINES FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

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TESTING OPTIONS ON ARRIVAL

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SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

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DURING YOUR STAY

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GUIDELINES FOR UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

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BEFORE DEPARTURE

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GUIDELINES FOR IN-TRANSIT TRAVELLERS

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GENERAL TRAVEL PROTOCOLS

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TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN BARBADOS

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TRAVEL PROTOCOL UPDATES AND REMINDERS

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

UPDATE ACCEPTANCE OF 1-DAY RAPID ANTIGEN TEST OR RAPID COVID-19 PCR TEST FOR ENTRY INTO BARBADOS

Barbados accepts 1-day Rapid Antigen tests for entry. Accepted tests include tests which were taken at an accredited or recognized laboratory within one day prior to arrival, by a healthcare provider. LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted. ACCEPTANCE OF COVID-19 TESTS USING VARIOUS SAMPLE TYPES

Effective February 26, 2022, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will now be accepting COVID-19 tests which have been done using sample types other than nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs. Other sample types accepted are: nasal/ anterior nares/ mid-turbinate. Please note: 1. Self-administered swabs and self-administered pharmacy tests are not accepted. 2. Shallow nasal swabs are not accepted. 3. Saliva tests are not accepted. 4. All test results must state the sample type.

REMINDERS

CO VID -1

Effective January 30th, 2022 the period of quarantine for unvaccinated travelers is reduced from 5 days to 3 days, with a re-test on day 4 to exit quarantine. Persons are encouraged to book 5 days of quarantine accommodation to allow for return of test results.

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CHANGE OF QUARANTINE PERIOD FOR UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

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GUIDELINES FOR

Fully Vaccinated Travellers

1. Take a Rapid Antigen test or Rapid Covid-19 PCR test done 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a RT-PCR Covid-19 test done within 3 days prior to arrival. 2. Download BIMSafe App 3. Complete your travel form via BIMSafe App 4. Have your COVID-19 PCR Test OR Rapid Antigen Test result and vaccination certificate validated 5. Depart the airport via transportation of your choice and enjoy Barbados safely!

6 feet

Mask up

Wash up

Move away

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FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

ENSURE YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED Travellers will be considered to be fully vaccinated if: • They have completed a full regimen of vaccines for any of the Ministry of Health and Wellness approved COVID-19 vaccinations1, for 14 days or more prior to travel to Barbados*.

ACCEPTED VACCINES

• Travellers who have mixed vaccine regimens of Ministry of Health and Wellness approved vaccines will be considered fully vaccinated. E.g. (1st dose of one brand followed by 2nd dose of another which is not a one-dose regimen). COVID-19

Vaccine

TAKE YOUR TEST BEFORE ARRIVAL • Persons who are fully vaccinated must travel with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 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: nasopharyngeal samples, opharyngeal sample, nasal sample, oropharyngeal sample, anterior nares sample and mid-turbinate sample LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted. • Please note that all test results must state the sample type. • Upload your test results and vaccine certificate via the BIMSafe App and travel with a copy of your test results clearly showing the date the test was taken.

COVID-19 PCR TESTS ACCEPTED Accepted tests include those that were were 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 and mid-turbinate sample. Proof of above mentioned negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid Covid-19 PCR test taken 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken within 3 days prior to arrival

COVID-19

Vaccine

NOT ACCEPTED

AstraZeneca Moderna Pfizer-BioNTech Johnson & Johnson Sinopharm Sinovac Sputnik V Novavax Note: Additional vaccines may be added by Barbados Government, Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW) guided by the WHO emergency listing approval.

Not accepted tests include: • Shallow nasal swab samples • Saliva samples • Self-administered swabs and self-administered pharmacy tests are not accepted • Home kits

Rapid Antigen tests

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FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS CONT’D

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

COMPLETE YOUR FORM

ACCEPTED VACCINES

• Download the BIMSafe App from the App Store and complete your online Immigration/Customs form at least 24 hours prior to travel. The form is also available at travelform.gov.bb.

AstraZeneca Moderna Pfizer-BioNTech Johnson & Johnson

• If travellers experience technical difficulties completing the online form, it may be completed on arrival.

ON ARRIVAL • Have your negative COVID-19 PCR test result (in English) or your BIMSAFE QR CODE visible. These results will be screened for validity by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados.

COVID-19

Vaccine

Sinopharm Sinovac Sputnik V Novavax

RANDOM TESTING Fully vaccinated travellers selected for a randomized COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test on arrival must follow the below process:

• Pre-submission for approval of vaccine certificates is preferred. Additionally, proof of vaccination (in English), in the form of a vaccine certificate, is required. Validation of certificates at point of entry will include one of the following: 1. Proof of issuance from a National Public Health Organisation. 2. Proof of documented vaccination issued by a hospital or medical centre. 3. Use of an independent validation system, such as IATA Travel Pass, or The Digital Green Certificate.

Show proof of a valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival, as outlined in the Barbados Travel Protocols;

Take the random arrival Rapid Antigen test as directed on the day they arrive in Barbados;

Test at the airport free of charge;

• Fully vaccinated travellers are free to use the transportation of their choice for departure from the airport.

Depart the airport via the transportation of your choice;

Will not be required to quarantine.

If the COVID-19 PCR test is not validated on arrival, travellers will be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport or at an approved satellite testing facility. On receipt of a negative PCR test and clearance from health officials, travellers will then be able to enjoy all that Barbados has to offer.

ENJOY BARBADOS SAFELY • Once travellers have had their negative COVID-19 standard PCR test and vaccination certificate validated and received clearance from Ministry of Health officials, they are free to enjoy the island. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveller to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition required for entry into Barbados.

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SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

FAMILY/GROUP TRAVEL CHILDREN UNDER 18 • Some travellers may be travelling with children who may not have been vaccinated. Children under 18 years, travelling with fully vaccinated guardians will be allowed to adhere to the same guidelines as their fully vaccinated guardians. GROUPS COMPRISING VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS. • If a fully vaccinated adult traveller is traveling with an unvaccinated adult traveller, 18 years and older, and they choose not to be separated, then the rules applied to the unvaccinated traveller, will also apply to the fully vaccinated traveller.

TESTING Travellers under 5 years of age will not be required to have a COVID-19 PCR test unless they are symptomatic or any member of the travel party has a positive test result.

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ● All unaccompanied minors under 18 years of age must travel with proof of a valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival. • Vaccinated unaccompanied minors will follow the guidelines for all vaccinated travellers. • Unvaccinated unaccompanied minors will follow the protocol of unvaccinated travellers. • Where guardians are considering travel for unaccompanied minors, they are required to make a submission to the Chief Medical Officer (for his consideration) via covid19hotline@barbados.gov.bb.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests. The Chief Medical Officer reserves the right to alter or vary the application of these protocols as circumstances warrant.

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SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS CONT’D

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 WITHIN THE LAST 3 MONTHS Those travellers who have recovered from recently diagnosed COVID-19, and whose pre-flight PCR test is still positive, should have in their possession a letter for their medical practitioner with lab test results indicating the date of diagnosis and recovery. These travellers, on arrival into the island, may be required to complete an assessment at one of the isolation facilities for up to 48 hours before being released from quarantine.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Specific travellers who have non-standard circumstances that need to be addressed, are advised to contact The Ministry of Health and Wellness via covid19hotline@barbados.gov.bb at least 3 days prior to travel to Barbados to have their requests investigated and facilitated. Specific travellers also include: i. Diplomats ii. Persons with a medical condition warranting special consideration (to be certified by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)) iii. Persons with a disability or travelling with persons with disabilities The Chief Medical Officer reserves the right to alter or vary the application of these protocols as circumstances warrant.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests.

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GUIDELINES FOR

Unvaccinated Travellers

1. Take a Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test done 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a RT-PCR COVID-19 test done within 3 days prior to arrival. 2. Book your pre-approved accommodation for a minimum of 5 nights 3. Download BIMSafe App 4. Complete your travel form via BIMSafe App 5. Quarantine at pre-approved accommodation 6. Take a 2nd COVID-19 PCR test 4 days after arrival and await results 7. Enjoy Barbados safely once cleared by Ministry of Health & Wellness

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UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

DEFINITION OF UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS A traveller will be considered to be unvaccinated when they are: • A person who has not been vaccinated at all and therefore has no evidence of such. • A person who claims to have been vaccinated but has either produced no valid evidence of vaccination or the evidence produced cannot be verified. • A person who has been vaccinated using a vaccine not on the Barbados list of approved vaccines. • A person who has only received one dose of a two-dose regimen. • A person who has completed the full regimen of an approved vaccine, but less than 14 days prior to arrival

ACCEPTED VACCINES AstraZeneca Moderna Pfizer-BioNTech Johnson & Johnson

COVID-19

Vaccine

Sinopharm Sinovac Sputnik V Novavax

• Persons with with one vaccine dose (of a 2 dose regime) and a history of COVID, will NOT be considered fully vaccinated and therefore will be required to follow the protocols of an unvaccinated traveller.

COVID-19 PCR TESTS

BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION • Travellers are required to spend the duration of their quarantine period at approved accommodation only. This list of approved properties may be found at www.barbadostravelprotocols.com. • Unvaccinated travellers are encouraged to book a minimum of 5 nights at their approved quarantine accommodation while they complete their 3 day quarantine and await the results of their second on-Island standard PCR test taken on day 4. Results may take 1 - 2 days to be returned. All persons will be required to quarantine at their own expense.

TAKE YOUR TEST BEFORE ARRIVAL • Persons who are unvaccinated must travel with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 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: nasopharyngeal sample, oropharyngeal sample, nasal sample, anterior nares sample, mid-turbinate sample LAMP tests, self-administered tests or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.

COVID-19

Vaccine

ACCEPTED Accepted tests include those that were were 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 and mid-turbinate sample. Proof of above mentioned negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid Covid-19 PCR test taken 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a RT-PCR Covid-19 test taken within 3 days prior to arrival Rapid Antigen tests

NOT ACCEPTED Not accepted tests include: • Shallow nasal swab samples • Saliva samples • Self-administered swabs and self-administered pharmacy tests are not accepted • Home kits

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UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS CONT’D

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

COMPLETE YOUR FORM • Download the BIMSafe App from the App Store and complete your online Immigration/Customs form at least 24 hours prior to travel. The form is also available at travelform.gov.bb. Upload your COVID-19 PCR test results via the BIMSafe App or online at travelform.gov.bb and travel with a copy of your test results clearly showing the date the test was taken.

ON ARRIVAL • Have your COVID-19 PCR test result (in English) or your BIMSAFE QR CODE visible. These results will be screened for validity by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados. • Travellers will receive a state-of-the-art monitoring bracelet that accompanies the BIMSafe app, which is to be worn during the quarantine period. This water-resistant and tamper-resistant bracelet keeps you and those around you safe by ensuring you remain within your designated quarantine location.

QUARANTINE AT PREAPPROVED ACCOMMODATION • Unvaccinated travellers are required to use specially designated transportation providers for their transport from the airport to approved accommodation. • During quarantine travellers are not allowed to leave their rooms/suites before receiving a 2nd negative COVID-19 standard PCR test result.

TAKE A SECOND TEST 5 DAYS AFTER ARRIVAL • Unvaccinated travellers will be required to take a second COVID-19 standard PCR test 4 days after their arrival in the country. Travellers who refuse to have a second test may be denied entry or quarantined for 14 days.

ENJOY BARBADOS SAFELY • On receipt of a negative COVID-19 standard PCR test result from their on-Island COVID-19 standard PCR test and clearance by Ministry of Health officials, travellers are free to enjoy the island. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveller to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition required for entry into Barbados.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests.

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GUIDELINES FOR

In-Transit Travellers

1. Fully Vaccinated In-Transit Travellers 2. Unvaccinated In-Transit Travellers

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IN-TRANSIT PASSENGERS

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

IN-TRANSIT NOT EXITING AIRPORT INTO BARBADOS In transit travellers who do not leave the airport for any reason or any duration will not be required to observe general entry protocols for Barbados, but will be required to observe 1 and 2 below: 1. Observe all public health protocols and masks must be worn at all times while at the airport in Barbados. 2. Undergo a health assessment which may include a temperature check and a brief interview by Port Health Officials.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests.

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FULLY VACCINATED IN-TRANSIT TRAVELLERS EXITING THE AIRPORT

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

IN-TRANSIT PASSENGERS EXITING THE AIRPORT WILL BE CONSIDERED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED IF: •

They have completed a full regimen of vaccines for any of the Ministry of Health and Wellness approved COVID-19 vaccinations1, for 14 days or more prior to travel to Barbados*.

Travellers who have mixed vaccine regimens of Ministry of Health and Wellness approved vaccines will be considered fully vaccinated. E.g. (1st dose of one brand followed by 2nd dose of another which is not a one-dose regimen.

AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V,

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Novavax Vaccines.(Note: Additional vaccines may be added by Barbados Government, Ministry of Health and Wellness (MHW) guided by the WHO emergency listing approval.)

TAKE YOUR TEST BEFORE ARRIVAL (IF EXITING AIRPORT) •

Persons who are fully vaccinated must travel with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 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 methods below: Nasopharyngeal sample, Oropharyngeal sample, Nasal sample, Anterior Nares sample and Mid-Turbinate sample LAMP tests, self-administered swabs and self-administered pharmacy tests are not accepted or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveller to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition required for entry into Barbados.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests.

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FULLY VACCINATED IN-TRANSIT TRAVELLER

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

ON ARRIVAL (IF EXITING AIRPORT) •

Have your valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival (in English) or your BIMSAFE QR CODE visible. These results will be screened for validity by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados.

Pre-submission for approval of vaccine certificates is preferred. Additionally, proof of vaccination (in English), in the form of a vaccine certificate, is required. Validation of certificates at point of entry will include one of the following: 1. Proof of issuance from a National Public Health Organisation. 2. Proof of documented vaccination issued by a hospital or medical centre. 3. Use of an independent validation system, such as IATA Travel Pass, or The Digital Green Certificate.

In-transit passengers without evidence of a valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival may be denied entry into Barbados.

DEPARTING THE AIRPORT • •

Fully vaccinated in-transit passengers are free to use the transportation of their choice for departure from the airport. In-transit passengers who are overnighting in Barbados may select their own accommodation.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests.

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UNVACCINATED IN-TRANSIT TRAVELLERS EXITING THE AIRPORT

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

A TRAVELLER EXITING THE AIRPORT WILL BE CONSIDERED TO BE UNVACCINATED WHEN THEY ARE: • • • • • •

A person who has not been vaccinated at all and therefore has no evidence of such. A person who claims to have been vaccinated but has either produced no valid evidence of vaccination or the evidence produced cannot be verified. A person who has been vaccinated using a vaccine not on the Barbados list of approved vaccines. A person who has only received one dose of a two-dose regimen. A person who has completed the full regimen of an approved vaccine, but less than 14 days prior to arrival Persons with one vaccine dose (of a 2 dose regime) and a history of COVID, will NOT be considered fully vaccinated and therefore will be required to follow the protocols of an unvaccinated traveller.

TAKE YOUR TEST BEFORE ARRIVAL (IF EXITING AIRPORT) •

Persons who are unvaccinated must travel with a valid negative Rapid Antigen test OR Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 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: Nasopharyngeal sample, Oropharyngeal sample, Nasal sample, Anterior Nares sample and Mid-Turbinate sample LAMP tests, self-administered swabs and self-administered pharmacy tests are not accepted or home kits and tests using saliva samples will NOT be accepted.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveller to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition required for entry into Barbados.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests.

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UNVACCINATED IN-TRANSIT TRAVELLERS

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

ON ARRIVAL (IF EXITING AIRPORT) •

In-transit passengers without evidence of a valid negative Rapid Antigen test or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test result done 1 day prior to arrival in Barbados OR a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result done within 3 days prior to arrival may be denied entry into Barbados.

OVERNIGHTING IN BARBADOS (IF EXITING AIRPORT) •

In-transit passengers must use designated transportation providers for their transport from the airport to their pre-approved accommodation.

In-transit passengers who are overnighting in Barbados are required to quarantine at pre-approved accommodations. The list of approved properties may be found at www.barbadostravelprotocols.com.

During the overnight quarantine, in-transit passengers are not allowed to leave their rooms/suites unless they are returning to the airport.

On return to the airport, unvaccinated travellers are only allowed to use designated transportation providers for their direct transfer from their accommodation.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveller to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition required for entry into Barbados.

Please refer to page 5 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests.

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General Travel Protocols

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Testing Positive in Barbados Self Isolation Option for Asymptomatic Positive Cases On Island Testing Options Protocols During Stay Testing for Departure from Barbados

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TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN BARBADOS

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

If you test positive for COVID-19 while in Barbados, you will first be assessed by a member of the isolation facility for a minimum of 24 hours. After which, you may request from the Ministry of Health and Wellness the option to self-isolate at your own expense at a government-approved isolation hotel or villa, or government-approved isolation property. This can be facilitated under strict stipulations that must be signed as accepted and proven to be in place. Alternately, you will be transported to other accommodation for isolation. Upon recovery, you can resume your vacation or you may return home. Please note the requirements for self-isolation on Page 19

Those persons who are deemed to have been in close contact with a positive case will be restricted to approved facilities until retested and cleared by health officials.

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SELF-ISOLATION OPTION FOR COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES (ASYMPTOMATIC)

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

Should a person test positive for COVID-19 while staying in Barbados they may request the option to self-isolate at a government-approved isolation hotel or villa, at their own expense. This will apply to persons who are asymptomatic and deemed well and stable enough by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS ARE: • All isolation properties must contract the services of an approved security company for the period of isolation. Associated costs will be charged to the property occupant. • Travellers must sign a consent release permitting details of their restricted movements to be shared with the Ministry of Health and Wellness by the approved security company. • Medical support services approved by the Ministry of Health & Wellness must be contracted at the expense of the traveller to monitor their condition in accordance with clinical protocols. • Travellers opting for self-isolation in an approved facility will be monitored via the BIMSafe app and monitoring bracelet.

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TESTING OPTIONS ON ARRIVAL

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

All travellers are required to have a valid negative COVID-19 standard PCR test result in order to enter Barbados. If further testing is required on arrival, the following will apply:

RANDOM TESTING Your COVID-19 PCR test will be completed at the airport free of charge. No quarantine is required as you await results.

COVID19

REQUIRED TESTING Travellers whose COVID-19 PCR entry test results are deemed invalid by the Health Officials, will be required to retest:

You can have your standard PCR test completed at the airport and await results at a designated holding hotel/villa at your own expense. Accommodation: Fees vary based on selected hotel/villa

COVID-19

OPTION 2 You can have your standard PCR test completed at a designated satellite testing hotel and await results at chosen hotel at your own expense. Test & Accommodation: Fees vary based on selected hotel

COVID-19 RAPID TEST

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COVID-19

OPTION 1

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing of any traveller to the island regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition required for entry into Barbados. Please refer to pages 5 and 10 for information on accepted COVID-19 standard PCR tests. Visit barbadostravelprotocols.com for list of preapproved accommodation.

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TESTING OPTIONS FOR STANDARD PCR TESTS ON ISLAND

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

OPTION 1 COVID-19

Test at approved government facilities. Please call:

1-246-536-4500

OPTION 2

Test privately via medical service providers below. Please contact via:

COVID-19

AOH Health Service

AZOVA

1-246-264-6481

1-844-692–9682

aohhealthservices@gmail.com

https://www.azova.com/barbados/index.html

Bayview Laboratory

Blu Isles

1-246-624-5528

1-246-622-1299

info@bayviewlab.com

info@bluisles.com

Barbados COVID Lab

1-246-416-6499

www.islandescapes.fygaroshops.com COVID Unit at Urgent Care Mobile

info@barbadoscovidlab.com

1-246-538-3838

https://www.barbadoscovidlab.com/

covidunit@urgentcarebarbados.com

Coordinated Health Services Inc. Stephanie Bryan

1-246-823-5321 coordinatedhealthservices@gmail.com Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo

1-246-262-4152

https://urgentcaremobile.setmore.com/ Med Plus Management Services Inc. (Dr. Ingrid Durrant)

1-246-826-3147 idurrant@gmail.com

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TESTING OPTIONS FOR STANDARD PCR TESTS ON ISLAND CONT’D

COVID-19

Dr. Mikaelle Bellamy

Nurse Rachel Blanchette

1-246-285-6271

1-246-832-7224

mbellamy3028@gmail.com

rachie200@yahoo.ca

Platinum Services Ltd

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

Sandy Crest/Coverley Medical

1-246-537-6638

1-246-419-4911

doctors@platinumservicesbgi.com

bcharles@sandycrest.net

COVID-19

OPTION 3 Arrange testing at your accommodation. Please contact your accommodation management regarding the available options.

Associated costs will vary based on your specific requirements and the relevant service providers.

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DURING YOUR STAY

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

During your stay, you will come to see the beauty of our island and why we love this home of ours. We welcome you to your home away from home, but please ensure that you observe all COVID-19 regulations including the ones highlighted below. • Please check out the availability days and times of various businesses e,g, supermarkets, restaurants and government establishments. • While here, it is mandatory for you to wear a mask in public spaces. • Practise social distancing as you enjoy our country. • Be sure to report any COVID-19 symptoms to public health officials or relevant hotel/accommodation management.

6 feet

Mask up

Wash up

Move away

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BEFORE DEPARTURE

UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

• Please email traveltest@visitbarbados.org for information on COVID-19 PCR tests required for travel from Barbados. Additionally, travellers can have their standard PCR tests done privately via any of the providers listed on Pages 21-22. • Persons requiring a COVID-19 rapid antigen test prior to travel from Barbados, are advised to visit the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium between the hours of 9am to 4pm. Please note that the time required for testing and return of results can take up to 2 hours. This test will be conducted at a fee of $50 USD per person and is only payable by debit/credit card. ● All departing persons must wear a mask while at the airport and comply with instructions given by public health officials.

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UPDATED | FEBRUARY 25, 2022

PROTOCOL CHANGES EFFECTIVE : FEBRUARY 26, 2022

In light of the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, these protocols are subject to change. Travellers are encouraged to check barbadostravelprotocols.com for updates.

barbadostravelprotocols.com travelprotocols@visitbarbados.org TRAVEL HOTLINE: (246) 628-4150 COVID-19 HOTLINE: (246) 536-4500 Dr. Kenneth George Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Health and Wellness