Barbados is a sunny paradise, with picture-perfect golden beaches, year-round sunshine and warm, welcoming people. However, as with all airports around the world, the time taken to be processed at the Barbados airport – the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), can be lengthy and frustrating. Add the precaution required due to COVID, and it is easy to see why airport fast track services have been increasingly popular choices of late among arriving passengers to the island.
Indeed, the requirement to show vaccination certificates, copies of test results and have the BIMSafe QR code checked for each guest can be time-consuming. On top of that, customs and immigration may have long lines, especially if you arrive on a busy day when several planes are landing in close succession.
Luckily, Barbados has several reputable Fast Track services to help speed up the process, but it can be difficult to decide which one will work for you with all the choices available. So here’s a comprehensive guide to the various Barbados fast track services available.
How Fast Track Service works
Upon entry to the arrivals hall, you will see a friendly representative holding a sign with your name on it, who will whisk you through the arrival process, bypassing long queues at immigration and customs.
Your representative will even assist you with your luggage in the baggage claim area and lead you to a private transfer to your destination. Some fast track services also have concierge service and are happy to assist you with your travel plans beyond the airport, with restaurant reservations, tours, and general sightseeing planning.
Five Star Fast Track Service
Five Star Fast Track is a favourite mentioned time and again on Barbados forums on Facebook as well as TripAdvisor. It is a tried and tested option that visitors can feel secure about choosing due to its established reputation. This company offers Five Star VIP arrival service, Five Star VIP Departure Service, COVID-19 departure testing, private transfers and much more. Even better, a newer addition to their list of services is the Pre-Travel Concierge Service.
With this service, the Concierge will ascertain that you are taking the proper COVID test for your destination, check the country’s protocols, ensure the correct documents are completed and uploaded, and even arrange contact with Embassy and Consular departments if necessary.
- Contact number: (246) 421-6777
- Email Address: email@example.com
- What you can expect: A high level of service and dependable efficiency
Platinum Services is known for offering VIP concierge service with a personalised touch. Established in 1999, it provides an arrival service and private transfers, luxury private jet charters, and even offers personal COVID-19 testing services.
In addition, its fast track service features a meet and greet hassle-free VIP service through immigration and customs, and a private transfer service to the hotel or villa.
- Contact Number: (246) 418-6638 / (246) 266-7809
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- What you can expect: Luxury VIP service
St. James Travel & Tours
St. James Travel & Tours has the experience that one would expect from travel experts with over 40 years of experience. The company is a full-service destination management company with personnel such as Travel Advisors and Tour Operators, and services including Online Bookings, Corporate Group and Incentive Team, and of course, VIP Fast Track Service and more.
With its VIP Fast Track Service, you’ll be whisked through immigration and clear customs in no time at all.
- Contact Number: (246) 432-0774
- Email Address: email@example.com
- What you can expect: Established professionalism
Caribbean (Carib) Airways Fast Track Service
Caribbean International Airways Ltd. has provided meet and greet fast-track services at the Grantley Adams International Airport for over three decades. Their professional and efficient service is regularly recommended by members of the Barbados Trip Advisor Facebook group. You’ll need to book at least 24 hours in advance of your arrival.
- Contact Number: Telephone (246) 428-0994 or (246) 243-2538
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- What you can expect: Renowned Barbados charm and warmth
Reflections of Barbados Concierge
Reflections of Barbados is a relative newcomer to the game, just established in 2020. Its expedited entry is a more cost-effective option for travellers who may be more budget-conscious. But Reflections doesn’t stop there – the company offers everything from school shuttling services to grocery pickup and more.
- Contact Number: (246) 238-9936
- What you can expect: Commitment to going above and beyond
Now that you know more about Barbados airport fast track service options, would you be willing to try it? After all, it’s essentially an airport fast pass that speeds up getting through the arrival process and off to enjoy all the reasons you’ve come to Barbados: the warm sunshine, kind people, sensational beaches – and purchasing your dream vacation home. It will be worth it if it gets you to the good stuff a bit sooner.
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