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Flights to Barbados

Fly to Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh.

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A trip to Barbados is as easy as 1-2-3

For fully vaccinated travellers, whose final destination is Barbados, there is no more than a pre-departure Covid test, completion of the BIMSafe appy, PCR test on arrival (if vaccinated) and 24 hours hotel quarantine on arrival. There is also no self isolation and no day PCR test required on return to the UK. Just follow the steps below and be sure to read the full advice here.

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Step 1

3 days pre-departure

Complete BIMSafe app or immigration and customs form
Take pre-departure Covid test by a medical professional

Step 2

On arrival

PCR test on arrival if vaccinated

Step 3

Quarantine

If vaccinated no more than 24 hours on property until your results are returned
If unvaccinated 5 days
Smart bracelet to be worn in quarantine


  • We fly direct to Barbados (BGI) from London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI)

  • We offer daily Barbados flights from Heathrow, thrice weekly from Manchester and twice weekly direct from Edinburgh

  • The flight time from London is around 9 hours

Discover Barbados

Barbados is famous for its epic white sand beaches and pop princess, Rihanna. If we can drag ourselves away from the sparkling Caribbean waters, we love to explore the island from Ragged Point Lighthouse to wandering the streets of colourful Bridgetown.

Travel Upper Class to begin your break in style with a pre-departure, award-winning cocktail and spa treatment at the Clubhouse at London Heathrow.

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Play video Barbados video guide See some of the highlights from this beautiful island in our video guide to Barbados.

Barbados video guide

See some of the highlights from this beautiful island in our video guide to Barbados.

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Explore Barbados

Taste the real Barbados

Head to Oistins for the Fish Fry, a lip-smackingly good feast of (you guessed it) fish, freshly cooked at a jumble of beachside stalls. Friday night is party night. Head to our blog for more tips on eating in Barbados.

And they're off

Take your family and join the locals for horse racing at the Garrison Savannah. Soak up the atmosphere in the stands, or chill out at the side of the track. If you're looking for ideas for places to stay, we've got you covered.

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Go deep beneath the surface

Enjoy a tram ride through Harrison's Cave, a jaw-droppingly spectacular limestone cavern. Just make sure you've got a hand to hold for the bit when they switch the lights off.

Get busy in Bridgetown

There's a lot more to Bridgetown than duty-free shopping. Spend the day sightseeing and hanging out with the locals, then soak up the vibes when the sun goes down. For an offbeat day out, check out our guide to the island adventure safari.

Have a Bajan adventure

Make like an explorer with a National Trust hike through the Barbados most people don't get to see. If you're feeling daring, you can even do it by moonlight. We've got plenty more tips for seeing the best of Barbados on our blog.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our Grantley Adams International Airport guide.

Barbados airport guide

Local transport

Taxis are popular for short trips. If you'd prefer to hire a car, be aware that there aren't many road signs and the roads aren't up to European or North American standards.

Local currency

Barbados uses the Barbados Dollar (BBD) as its main currency. The US Dollar is also accepted in most places on the island.

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Electricity

In Barbados, the electricity supply is usually between 110 and 120 volts. Plug types used are the 2 pin flat blade and the flat blades with a round grounding pin.

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