The new Barbados Airline Travel and Tourism Development Tax takes effect from 1 October 2018. 

The charge or BBD140 (approximately GBP54) was announced by the Barbados Government in June 2018. The tax applies to all flights departing Barbados from 1 October 2018. The charge will be automatically added to all tickets issued from 1 October 2018 onwards, irrespective of when they were booked. 

Tickets including a departure from Barbados on or after 1 October 2018, but issued prior to 1 October 2018 will not be subject to this charge. 

Children/Infants under 2 are exempt. 

The departure tax will be included with all other applicable taxes, fees and charges. The tax is to be collected at point of sale. 

For bookings made before 1 October 2018 to stay exempt from the new departure tax, please email all unticketed bookings to btauk@barbados.org AND office@gaiainc.bb before close of your business day today
(1 October 2018).

In your email, please include:

  • Size of travel party
  • Passenger(s) name
  • PNR
  • Dates of travel
  • Airline confirmation and code
  • Accommodation booked
  • Summary of tax liability