It is the policy of Barbados Port Inc. that all persons wishing to enter the Bridgetown Port must first be granted authorized access.
A QR Code access control system is in place to manage port entry. Requests for entry may be facilitated via application (Request Port Entry).
Outside of the QR code system, persons requiring access for 90 days of more, must apply for a Port Pass and must provide satisfactory proof of good character, including a valid Police Certificate of Character.
Persons requiring entry to the Port for less than thirty days may be issued with a QR Code and will not be required to provide a Police Certificate of Character.
Applicants will not be issued with a Port Pass if they have criminal conviction(s) recorded against their names. Instead applicants must first provide proof that an application has been made to the relevant authority to have said conviction expunged. Upon the provision of said proof together with any other requirements which the Company may determine, a QR code may be issued until such time as the applicant provides proof that the record has been expunged.
All applications for Port Passes must be made on the prescribed application form, addressed to the Manager Security Services. Once successful and upon payment of the prescribed fee the appropriate pass will be issued.
In circumstances where passes are lost/stolen a report must be made to the Manager of Security Services, Barbados Port Inc. as well as to the Barbados Police Service as soon as practicable after the pass is discovered missing/stolen. A copy of the police report and a letter from the pass holder’s place of work, must be produced to the Manager Security Services and upon payment of the prescribed fee a replacement pass may be issued.
Passes are not transferable and restrict the holder to the area (s) specified on said pass.
Valid Port passes must be clearly displayed on the front clothing of the holder above the waist line.
Passes must be used for official business only.
Port Pass fees are as follows:
- One Year Pass - $20
- Freighters pass - $30 monthly
- Truckers pass - $20 plus $50 for a disk
Passes remain the property of Barbados Port Inc. and must be surrendered upon demand to any authorized employee of Barbados Port Inc., or a member of the Barbados Police Service.
AGE RESTRICTED ENTRY
FOR SAFETY REASONS, CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE ARE NOT PERMITTED ENTRY INTO PORT, EXCEPT AS CRUISE PASSENGERS OR STUDENTS ON PORT-SUPERVISED TOURS.