Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Barbados
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Barbados.
Travel Authorization Form
Should be submitted at least 24 hours before departure to Barbados.
Contact Tracing App
Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Barbados. New entry and quarantine protocols for vaccinated travelers will take effect on May 8, 2021.
Travelers must download and install the BIMSafe app and complete the online Immigration/Customs form at least 24 hours prior to travel. Travelers in transit or are unable to download BIMSafe can go to https://www.travelform.gov.bb/home to fill out online Immigration/Customs form and upload their PCR test results.
Specific travelers who have non-standard circumstances that need to be addressed are advised to contact The Ministry of Health and Wellness via firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior before travel to have their requests investigated and facilitated. These include: diplomats; persons with a medical condition warranting special consideration (to be certified by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)); persons with a disability or traveling with persons with disabilities.
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Visitors from United States will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Barbados.
JetBlue, American Airlines and Emirates have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Barbados. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Barbados takes 12h 21m, covering a distance of 2525 miles. The most popular route is New York - Bridgetown with an average flight time of 4h 30m.
The cheapest ticket to Barbados from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $90 one-way, and $323 round-trip. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Bridgetown Grantley Adams Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $323.
American Airlines, JetBlue & Emirates fly the most frequently from the United States to Barbados.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Bridgetown (100% of total searches to Barbados).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Quick, quiet and comfortable"
Pros: "The seat was not comfortable"
Pros: "Todo fue muy bien exelente"
Cons: "No space for cabin baggage"
Cons: "No cabin baggage space for each seat."
Cons: "Should have booked another airline."
Cons: "More Lego room"
Cons: "landing was smoothest I've ever experienced."
Cons: "More options of things to view"
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Blocked gate upon arrival, then jet bridge didn’t work. Can we the basics right here? Also the turkey sandwich was mediocre"
Pros: "I like jetblue, everything is excellent,."
Pros: "Good room quick and efficient here on time"
Cons: "Sitting in the airport from 12 noon until 8PM when we boarded. Then again sitting on the plane another 2 hours before taking off. No explanation why."
Pros: "The more room upgrade"
Cons: "The hour and a half delay"
Pros: "Everything is good"
Pros: "Nice trip affordable price"
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "Cheap on the food"
Cons: "Can’t have a free bag under the plane."
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Kept well informed of delay and expected departure time. Landed safely"
Cons: "Delay due to awaiting pilot and first officer"
Cons: "Blankets are $5"
Pros: "Alqays nice and acomidating"
Pros: "ilik all"
Cons: "I forgot my earbuds and there were no complimentary headsets available"
Pros: "All went as scheduled"
Cons: "LIAT is an awful company that really makes the west indies look backwards. My flight was canceled by jetblue which rebooked my flight. the ticketing agency spent more than 12 hours trying to contact LIAT with no avail, 10 of those 12 hours I have been waiting for help. LIAT can't accomodate and rebook my flight for the funeral I am supposed to be going to tomorrow, they received payment for my flight and refuse to refund my money so that i can make other arrangements"
Pros: "Overall it was beautiful I will fly jet blue again and again lol"
Pros: "Excellent I felt very comfortable and happy"
Cons: "Just the food"
Pros: "Staff was fine"
Cons: "4 hours flight with a $2 item for food no no"
Pros: "Lost my luggage and were not helpful and if was my sisters wedding"
Pros: "Prior to our flight, our captain made a joke and everyone enjoyed it. The flight attendants were friendly. I enjoyed one of the snacks (Popcorners) and I have never had that as an option on any other flight before. (Although, food would have been a greater alternative.)"
Cons: "There was a little bit of turbulence, which is never fun. (However, the captain did set the expectation prior to each time.) I love when airplanes have personal tv monitors but I strongly dislike the fact that there was a charge for headphones, for the ability to listen. I did not buy any / have entertainment during my flight and CC appeared to be available, but did not work. If it did, I would have provided a higher rating."
Pros: "Lots of room"
Cons: "Cooperation with Emirates seemed not to be that well established"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for two hours and I was clear that the flight would be late so a notice beforehand would have helped me to stay at home and come to the airport later rather than sitting around the waiting area when all stores are closed already."
Pros: "No nonsense flight and funny crew too."
Pros: "fast and nice"
Pros: "No delay"
Cons: "There are nothing I do not like."
Pros: "all around great"
Cons: "no problems"
Cons: "My trip info wasn't working after a reset."
Pros: "An agent changed my seat and tried to seat me far from the babies."
Cons: "There were just too many babies on the flight. It felt like the crying never ended."
Cons: "Late takeoff. Mechanical issue."
Pros: "Extra room"
Cons: "Sitting on the runway for an hour"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 2 hours while our captain tried to get his female companion on the flight. The flight was already full and apparently her passport was expired. After causing a scene at the gate for over an hour, we finally received a new captain. Completely unacceptable"
Pros: "The timer all the flight was excellent"
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The airline forced my wife to check her carry on AND THEN LOST IT."
Pros: "I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again"
Pros: "The whole experience was great. Pleasant crew, food excellent. I will recommend this airline for future trips."
Cons: "More affordable especially because this was a last minute trip because of death in my family."
Cons: "We had a very early flight (1am) with an estimted arrival time at 6:30, but lights went on and breakfast was served at 5am- hard to get some rest!"
Cons: "I have tried to pay for and upgrade for my wife to fly with me in business class. The answer was that there were no seats available on the flight from JFK-PTY. But there were seats in the coneection flight from PTY-POA, because a passenger from Havana got businness seats without paying extra."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Limited movie selection"
Cons: "Crying kicking baby in the seat behind mine ruined the flight."
Pros: "Food was good, roomy seats"
Cons: "I bought my ticket in June and when I went to check-in I was given a standby ticket and was told that the flight was overbooked, and that I should have done mobile check-in. I was very anxious that I did not have a seat, and that I would not be able to board the plane. They kept telling me at the gate that they would call me when they had a seat until I forced my way to the counter and handed them my boarding pass and said I need a seat now. Poor communication and disorganization."
Cons: "Poor costumer service . Luggage was wet . All of the clothes ruined"
Pros: "The food and drinks"
Cons: "Took a lot of time for takeoff"
Pros: "excelente servicio"
Pros: "I liked the food and the crew's service"
Cons: "Seats that were not able to be moved from upright position. Those seats at least should have more space for legs and be given pillows or a way to make those passengers less uncomfortable. Movies were really old!"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and plenty of space. Also served food. Everything was in time or early."
Pros: "Christian was very attentive & genuine. He was professional and it was obvious he truly loved his job."
Pros: "The welcoming and attentive service"
Pros: "Left on time and arrived on time. I had an exit row seat and the legroom was excellent."
Cons: "The economy class meal was quite meager, but I guess I should be thankful that they served a meal on a 4.5 hour flight."
Pros: "Flights were on time, attendants were nice and helpful. I will definitely fly again!"
Cons: "No issues at all"
Pros: "Everything’s was very good."
Pros: "Crew lovely. Thank you."
Cons: "Most uncomfortable cabin seat I’ve ever sat in. My back is now killing me."
Pros: "Satff was polite and courteous. Plane was very comfortable."
Pros: "ME encantó ENCANTO viajar por copa, servicio, cumplimiento, excelentes!"
Cons: "De Panamá a Medellin no fueron tan amables."
Pros: "Easy connection. Very sharp. My mom felt so fine."
Pros: "amount of leg room"
Cons: "many of the seat back screens weren't working"
Cons: "I had to keep my backpack in front under the seat. They should not allow heavy carry on's"
Cons: "The food and the uncomfortable seats. Also more flight attendants should be bilingual. Tv needs more updated selection."
Cons: "They canceled it."
Pros: "Copa airlines is the best airline ever! I had breakfast AND lunch! All the crew very helpful! Nothing to improve Thank you very much"
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "No Internet connection at tocumen airport"
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "We were late to bord, therefore we were 1 late for rake off, on top of that a passagenger got sick on the plane and the way the staff managed the situation was very poor. Missed my connection. Hade a very bad experience, and more likely, I will not fly or recomend Copa"
Pros: "The crew members on my return trip to New York City were great!"
Cons: "On my trip to Panama City, the attendant told me I have to walk all the way to the back if I wanted to get alcoholic beverage. Why was I doing my job for him? Also my tv wasn’t working for half the flight."
Pros: "Ultimately the guest services supervisor at the PTY airport she talked and acted decently. Wish others would follow her example"
Cons: "More training. Improvement in operational detail. More respect for customers - does not mean always spending more but empathy and effective planning"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and made sure I was comfortable."
Cons: "Size of aircraft. Might opt for exit row next time. After business class I would suggest that you board from the rear so passengers don't have to stand and wait for others to put up carry on luggage before you can pass."
Pros: "Everything was very good. Excellent crew!"
Cons: "I ask for a blanket and they didn't have it."
Pros: "Crew was very understanding of our frustration and di the best they could do within their range(which wasn't much to be honest)"
Cons: "Poor job in the gate at boarding and with announces, we were held in the the runway for about an hour plus without proper indication of why, all the could say was "bad weather". Non-stop turbulence and food wasn't served until good 3 plus hours into the flight, (remember to add that to the time we were held at the runway as well). Entertainment on board was extremely limited."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "We didn't get a beverage until two hours into the flight. Cookie meal and a ritual serve that once. No pre-beverage service or post dinner coffee service."
Pros: "Short plane ride"
Cons: "Second plane from panama to Costa Rica, the crew embarressed me and my friend and I will never fly on that airline again if Sandie Machida ever works on it. She is the ruddiest and most unprofessional flight attendant and needs extra lessons on costumer service and how she hosts guests."
Pros: "The plane was clean and comfortable.With good choice of entertainment."
Cons: "There needs to be more translation to English."
Pros: "everything was fine"
Cons: "Subieron la temperatura al aire acondicionado, hacia calor."
Pros: "On time and friendly staff."
Cons: "I was sitting next to the window and it was pretty hot. The air was not really working."
Pros: "Even though boarding started late, it went swiftly. The crew members were helpful with putting luggage in bins and with addressing needs. The legroom was super. Food and entertainment were pleasing and good."
Cons: "Everything was good. Just maintain, or if possible improve, standards."
Pros: "Lots of leg room despite being at the very last row. The seats even could recline a fair amount. Hot breakfast, with good food."
Cons: "Not the newest equipment. The plane was delayed. Everyone was friendly so it didn't matter too much."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Delayed 1 hour"
Pros: "Loved the real trini food that was served outbound"
Cons: "Could see the monitor properly"
Pros: "Comfortable flight, good food"
Cons: "Little or no entertainment"
Pros: "The early arrival into the airport"
Cons: "There was no drinks sir"
Pros: "It was an good trip"
Pros: "Lovely crew. Polite. Welcoming."
Pros: "Packed plane with few comforts. No in-seat entertainment. Food was a joke. Next time i will fly Jet Blue as the price was very comparable,"
Cons: "The plane was very old fashioned with outdated seats."
Cons: "Airplane's overall conditions were mediocre. Toilets were extremely dirty. Seats were quite uncomfortable. Even the first class section wasn't worth the upgrade. Was unable to book vegetarian option for food. Can't imagine why they assume everyone eats chicken. I'd think twice before flying Caribbean."
Cons: "I don't like the fact that the fares are none transferable to family members. I like the fact that I can travel very early in the morning. I'm thinking of changing companies,it is hard to come up with so much money, and reasons a raises and you can't make the trip you should allow to transfer it to your family members at least.smh"
Pros: "The staff was very good"
Cons: "Old aircraft"
Pros: "Pilot did an excellent job at departing and landing"
Cons: "Nothing at the top of my head"
Cons: "Had to fly to a different island first. Hate this island hopping."
Cons: "The flight was late, which is usually the case with Caribbean Airlines"
Pros: "professional staff."
Cons: "plane shudder during flight. sounded like an engine vibration issue"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly, really cannot complain"
Cons: "Liat-slowest Servise Im ever had , 5 people in line was waiting over an 1.5 an hour !"
Pros: "The team were courteous and have smiles all the way."
Cons: "The discomfort of the seating arrangement."
Pros: "The service and arrangements were satisfactory. Apart from circumstances that were beyond their control, the experience was good."
Pros: "The service was excellent. The pilots flew with comfort seatbecause of their many experiences.sa"
Cons: "The. Seats are too close."
Pros: "Just about nothing."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable and dirty. Basically everything that you could imagine making you miserable on a flight existed. The crew on board were fine. The meals were a hot sandwich with some pretzels."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Security check once arriving in Piarco"
Pros: "Overall good flight."
Cons: "I wish there was additional vegetarian meals to cover me and my family."
Pros: "Actual flight was good. Hardly any turbulence, and the flight was on time."
Cons: "On the flight coming back, the headphone jack on the hand-rest was not working. So I was unable to listen to the in-flight movie"
Pros: "the food"
Pros: "the food given on the airline was great especially since it was hot the flight attendants were pleasants"
Cons: "the seats were comfortable if i were told how far back my seat was , i would have changed me seats"
Pros: "The flight home. First time flying with a female pilot. Comfortable."
Pros: "I was a bit skeptical after reading the reviews and wanted to cancel my flight, but Charmain_Marie convinced me to give CAL a try for myself and I did. It was an excellent trip from web check-in to reaching to the airport and check-in luggage. The flight crew was very polite, warm meal, tea or drink. Pilot was great, flight was great apart from a few turbulence. We reached our destination five minutes before scheduled time. So overall my trip from JFK to KIN was excellent I have nothing to complain about. Experienced things for "yourself" don't rely on the reviews that you read because if I did, I would have cancelled my flight. Thank-you CAL for my marvelous experience with you and you just gained a new customer. They say one bad apple spoil the bunch, but if you didn't have a bad experience with CAL don't follow the few that may have maybe because they don't adhere to rules and regulations. And yes TSA do check bags for security reasons because my TV was opened for inspection to see if it was ok and resealed with the TSA inspection card inside, nothing was missing from my luggage's. Thanks CAL excellent experience with you guys."
Cons: "We were to depart NY at 1.40 arrive Kingston 4.40 I arrived Kingston after 1.00 am and home after 2.00 am because my drive had left me not being able to make contact with me. Unhappy Customer. Kamaal Josephs"
Pros: "No problem, smooth sailing all the way to and fro,"
Cons: "A little more leg room would do!"
Pros: "The crew was no car and patient."
Cons: "The flight was very bumpy and was dipping a lot through most of the flight. It was very nerve racking. The pilots got us to our destination safe and sound. I am very thankful."
Pros: "Food was OK and price was reasonable"
Cons: "Personnel are check in was so abrupt and unprofessional and spent most of his time chatting with other staff. They were so unhelpful and unpleasant. I was not even greeted upon arriving at the counter first word out of his mouth was passport that's it. We had a long delay and crew didn't even offer us drinks in first class until we were almost ready to take off."
Pros: "Quick check ins..when you arrive early to the airport."
Cons: "The food is terrible on the flights."
Pros: "The schedule of the flight was good"
Cons: "- pushy flight crew and not responsive - the pilot missed the landing at Cheddi Jagan airport twice because of bad weather and then told us that he would have to land in Piarco if he didn't make the landing on the third attempt. What pilot does that? I thought it was a joke at first but it was real. I have been traveling back and forth to Guyana for over 20 years and this was a first. Pilots have said in the past that there is bad weather but not attempt to land. Startling customers saying that you missed the landing is the completely not the way to go."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Food and service"
Pros: "Everything was absolutely perfect they leave early .on coming back we arrived early also the crew was friendly l would fly with them again and again thanks carribean air lines"
Cons: "Love everything"
Pros: "The staff was very professional and served service with a smile."
Cons: "The food could have been alot better. My seat was very uncomfortable the entire flight."
Pros: "On time, good breakfast and air hostesses were on point"
Pros: "It was okay"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "The hours you fly are perfect for my business. Lights being low or off is helpful for me to sleep."
Cons: "The food could be better"
Pros: "The ticket change without a fee. I made it out before the storm"
Pros: "Every thing was great"
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "The on time boarding and departure."
Cons: "How tight the seating and space are."
Pros: "Nicer movies please. But overall flight attendants were nice. Bigup Shawn at the desk in NY, had an issue and he dealt with it well."
Cons: "Upon arriving at the airport, the lines were so crazy that luckily we checked in online which allowed us to go to a separate line. My sister and I decided to upgrade to first class and it was downhill afterwards. I understand that their was severe turbulance and Thank God for the crew and getting us out. The problem was there they ran out of food for first class and no wine was offered. Nothing that would be considered as first class. My sister had to ask for water. No amends were made. DId not enjoy at all."
Pros: "The flight crew and flight was quite good."
Pros: "Horrible seats"
Pros: "Crew was amazing!"
Cons: "Seat was very hard and uncomfortable"
Pros: "Comfy seat, great entertainment options"
Pros: "The steward was super friendly."
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Entertainment system for myself and my wife failed after an hour."
Pros: "Service was great in 1st class"
Cons: "The movie Black k Klansman was great but the system had a problem. Not sure if just my seat or the whole digital video system. Every few minutes it would get choppy and unwatchable. I had to rewind and then it would be fine for a while. Like a video buffering problem."
Pros: "There was a short delay but it was done professionally and I got a notice about it. I had nice people seating next to me and the craw was ok."
Cons: "It was upsetting that they didn’t have earbuds/headphones as my iPhone headphones can’t connect to the TV so I had to watch a movie without sound. You should have extras. I also wish they had a banana for us, it’s better than pretzels. And cheep and healthy."
Pros: "On time and quick boarding."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Prompt on time service."
Pros: "The fight was fantastic."
Cons: "Baggage claim took an hour"
Pros: "Service top notch"
Cons: "Why can't the crews in in LGA communicate with the passengers during the boarding process like at other airports so that it won't be a mad mob press to get on the plane. The gate agent using the PA didn't or couldn't enunciate, and folks just 15 feet away were asking what she said."
Pros: "Wheelchair was ready in La Guardia airport, but transfer from gate C to gate B had impossible stairs or shuttle outside. This option required another security check which was terrible. TSA personnel was rude and incompetent. In the end there was no need for such scrutiny and we were released, but the emotional impact lasted for hours."
Cons: "New cheap fare is honestly offensive trash."
Pros: "Boarding as quick and efficient. Staff were friendly and courteous"
Cons: "Nothing bad to comment on as the trip was a smooth trip"
Pros: "Nice aircraft,"
Cons: "let down by unattentive staff and felt more like a budget airline with the fact that you have to pay for meals"
Pros: "The fly departed on time"
Pros: "Bad weather came in n I was rerouted on Time"
Pros: "Good Airplane"
Cons: "Delays and baggage delayed"
Pros: "The crew did everything they could for the passengers to make them comfortable and informed about the situation but unfortunately it was out of their hands."
Cons: "It may be La Guardia Airport that is the one to blame and not AA, but long story short I was on the airplane on the ground in NY for about 5 hours. We had a domino effect of things happen that caused us to be delayed and then cancelled. First a Gate change to a different terminal after boarding was suppose to begin so we had to take a shuttle over and we're still missing 50 passengers, Engine problem that required maintenance, refuel because we were in the plane on the ground waiting for so long, deplane and replane for 10 mins because of a law, on the runway and back to the gate for all these different occasions. When they finally let us off the plane after all these hours it was because of weather (although the skies were blue and the pilot was confident it wouldn't be an issue) they didn't actually cancel the flight until 5pm, my flight was suppose to take off at 9am. They were also required by law to give us free snacks Bc we hadn't eaten all day or had fresh air--these were all chips and soda...in gluten free so I had to starve. AA customer relations said they couldn't compensate because the issue that was documented in their records for my flight cancellation was because of "weather"... my flight couldn't be rescheduled until the following afternoon, making me have to cancel work 2 days in a row and pay for multiple taxis and and extra night of boarding. I will NEVER fly AA or La Guardia again."
Pros: "It was on time boarding and landing"
Pros: "Small airport"
Cons: "Service and flexibility, needed to call online for assistance"
Cons: "No priority boarding for people with babies and toddlers"
Cons: "It's AA, never again"
Pros: "Planes boarded on time"
Cons: "Long wait on runway before take off"
Pros: "My trip was awesome and very easy."
Pros: "Movie selection is great."
Cons: "No cookies :("
Cons: "Space between seat rows to small"
Pros: "It is good"
Pros: "This time every thing excellent"
Cons: "No tv on seat. Those dumb comedy tv show"
Cons: "Entertainment was boring"
Cons: "Apparently due to staffing issue I sat in a plane for 2 hours before it took off causing me and my partner to miss our connection."
Cons: "Good service ! Window seat!"
Pros: "Not enough luggage space for regular number of passengers on board"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and we spent about an hour just sitting in the plane before we took off. When I expressed concerns aboit making my connecting flight to the front desk representative she stated she didn't have time to help me as she had a plane to board. It was another 20 minutes before she even began to board anyone. She was very abrupt and rude. I had to call AA while sitting on the tarmac to get rebooked which was a more positive experience."
Pros: "The service was excellent Very cleaning airplane The people the travel was super good especially the children."
Cons: "Plane is small, overpacked, delayed. I lost my shuttle to the Keys and had to stay overnight in Miami."
Cons: "Did not allow me to sit in the location I had been assigned."
Pros: "On time and smooth"
Airlines flying to Barbados have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Barbados
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Barbados
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Barbados
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Barbados
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