Information for guests travelling through Barbados

Please note that all guests must spend a minimum of 5 nights on Mustique before travelling again nationally or internationally.

Guests travelling to Barbados from the UK will need to quarantine for 7 days upon arrival.

This does not apply to guests in-transit to Mustique, but we suggest travelling through St. Lucia as there is a longer window for testing (5 days compared to 3 days for Barbados) and the connection is much easier through the St. Lucia airport.


Before you set off for Mustique you need to do the following:

Important Information

  • When completing the Vincy Pre-Arrival form there is a glitch in the system that changes you answer from ‘Yes’ to ‘No’ when asked if you are in possession of a negative covid test. The authorities are aware of such issue and it would not affect your travels.
  • The same Vincy pre-arrival form currently states that a PCR test must be taken within 3 days of travel. Please disregard this. Mustique has a special 5 day PCR test arrangement with the government of St Vincent & the Grenadines.

Your journey

  • Surgical masks are mandatory in all local airports and on the flights to and from Mustique, for all passengers 2 years old and older.
  • When you land in Barbados, you will need to clear both the Covid temperature checks and Customs, before awaiting your transfer to Mustique.

Arrival on Mustique

  • Upon disembarkation in Mustique, you will have a Rapid Antigen test performed at the Airport by a Medic – you will get your result immediately. Once this is completed and you receive your NEGATIVE result – you can travel up to your villa or hotel. This does not apply to anyone under the age of 5. The cost for this Rapid Antigen test is US$30 per person.
  • FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS after landing you must isolate in your Villa or Hotel – under NO circumstances should you leave your premises at all for any reason.
  • For the subsequent 4 days, you must observe your own social bubble in your villa. You may go to the beach, go for walks but you must not interact with other people. You may NOT go to any social gatherings, public bars, Basil’s, Yoga, Tennis or Supermarket. You must NOT invite anyone into your bubble for drinks / coffee etc…
  • DAY 5 of your arrival, you MUST come to the clinic to have either a Rapid Antigen Test or a PCR test between 09:30am and 11:30am Mon-Sat or 11:00am and 12:00 Sunday (no appointment needed). After this, you will be free to enjoy the island as normal. The cost for this is US$30 (Rapid antigen) / US$100 (PCR) per person.

Departing Mustique

  • You are now required to have a new PCR test 2 days prior to your departure for Barbados.
  • You MUST come to the clinic to have a PCR test between 09:30am and 11:30am Mon-Sat or 11:00am and 12:00 Sunday (no appointment needed). The cost for this is US$100.00 per person. DO NOT LEAVE THIS TOO LATE.
  • Please NOTE: Clinic PCR test times are due to the swabs being flown to the laboratory in St. Vincent at approximately 12:00/midday. If you arrive at the clinic after this time – your test will not be sent to St Vincent until the following day. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure you arrive on time and not leave it too late!
  • The cost for this is US$100 per person.
  • If you are traveling on a private charter flight, you MUST must check your proposed dates with as we cannot guarantee a 2 day turnaround on PCR tests without prior approval of the flight times.
  • These PCR tests can be done by the clinic on island. It is your responsibility to contact the clinic for an appointment. These are performed between 10am to 12pm every day except Sunday. Please don’t leave this too late.
  • The cost for this is US$100 per person.
  • In the unlikely event that you receive a positive PCR result while on island you will need to isolate in your villa at your own cost until a negative PCR is obtained.
  • Children under 3 do not need to be tested.
  • Once you receive your negative test result, print two copies of your certificate. You will need to travel with these.
  • Within 3 days of your departure you will need to complete the Barbados Pre-Arrival Registration Form
  • Print a copy of each of these and travel with them.

Passengers travelling to the USA

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines require all air travellers 2 years and older entering the U.S. to present proof of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative PCR or antigen viral test taken no more than 3 calendar days before departure, before boarding their flight—or they will be denied boarding. Laboratory result can be in printed or electronic form. Receipt of the vaccine does not currently provide an exemption.

Travellers will be required to provide proof of a negative test or recovery from COVID-19 before boarding any international flight bound for the United States and will also have to provide separate Passenger Disclosure and Attestation to the United States Form for passengers 2 years and older to their international airlines. Please print and bring this form with you to the airport.

Passengers travelling to the UK

Tests you must book before you complete the Passenger Locator form

You must book 2 coronavirus tests for when you quarantine in the UK, unless your job means you’re exempt. You are required to show the receipt/invoice for your pre-booked covid test at the international check-in counter.

You’ll need to book these before you complete the passenger locator form.

Depending which countries you’ve been in, you may need to book a managed quarantine hotel package. Your tests will be included with your hotel booking.

Before you travel to the UK, you must:

Fill in your passenger locator form. You must complete this form online before you arrive in the UK. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.

You’ll need to show your form when you check in to travel or board your plane to the UK.

You’ll need to provide a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test before you travel to the UK. The test must have been taken in the 3 days before your departure. The proof must be in English, French or Spanish.

Onward travel

Travel Restrictions are still in place across the globe, so the first point of reference for any traveller is to check the restrictions where you are travelling onto. There may well be protocols that all guests need to adhere to and the Mustique Company bears no responsibility for these protocols.

  • In the USA, please check the latest State Department advice as well as any local state restrictions that may be in place.
  • In the UK please read the latest FCO advice.

NB – The Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness reserves the right to require testing/retesting of any traveler regardless of documentation presented or any other requirement, obligation or condition associated with their assigned risk category.

For a list of the questions we are frequently asked please visit our FAQs page.

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