Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Barbados.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Barbados set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Barbados’ entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

Entry to Barbados

Effective midnight Thursday September 22 2022, Barbados has discontinued all COVID-19 related travel protocols. All COVID-19 travel restrictions for UK travellers to Barbados have been lifted, and there are no testing requirements for entering Barbados whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

All travellers need to complete online Immigration and Customs forms found at https://travelform.gov.bb/ 72 hours prior to arrival.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Barbados are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Barbados are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Children and young people

Unaccompanied minors (under 18 years old) must have a written consent letter from a parent or legal guardian (the legal guardian must attach official proof of guardianship), signed and sealed by a notary public. The letter/form must indicate the duration of stay, identify an authorised adult who will receive the child on arrival and must have their contact details.

Minors travelling with an adult other than their parent or legal guardian must have a letter of consent from a parent signed and sealed by a notary public. The letter must indicate the duration of stay and must identify the accompanying adult and must have the address and phone number of this person. The letter should also identify an authorised adult, who will receive the child on arrival if different than the accompanying person, with their address and phone number.

If you’re transiting through Barbados

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.Transiting through Barbados is permitted for travellers from the UK in line with the entry requirements set out above.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

You should check with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.


British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Barbados.

On entry, you will normally be granted a specified period to stay. If you wish to stay longer, you must apply and pay for an extension of stay through the Barbados Immigration Department.

It’s an offence to overstay the entry period or to work without a work permit.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Barbados.

Departure tax

A departure tax of BDS$55 (US$27.50) applies for all passengers over 2 years old leaving Barbados. From 1 October 2018, an additional fee has been added. Passengers flying outside of the Caribbean region pay US$70 per person, and those flying within the Caribbean pay US$35 per person. Most airlines include the cost within the ticket price. If in doubt, you should check with your airline or tour operator.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.