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Rapid PCR Test taken 24 hours prior now valid for entry into Barbados

January 4th, 2022

Effective this Friday, January 7th, 2022, travellers will be permitted to enter Barbados with a valid negative Rapid PCR COVID-19 test result taken 24 hours prior to arrival, or a negative Standard RT-PCR COVID-19 test result, done within three days prior to arrival.

This is the most recent update (January 3rd, 2022) to the Barbados Travel Protocols, which can be viewed at

Accepted COVID-19 tests for entry include those which were taken at an accredited or recognised laboratory by a health care 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.

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