Date: April 20 - 2019


Exemption on the Extension of the Ban on the Importation and Licensing of Drones entering Barbados


The Cabinet of Barbados has approved the recommendation by The Civil Aviation Authority (CAD) to allow persons entering Barbados who are the owners and operators of Drones  to operate them while on a visit to Barbados in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Telecommunication Model Licence (TUL133).


Each application will be considered on a case by case basis, and if approved, a licence would be granted.


Please note that each Drone must be declared to Customs at the Port of Entry. Failure to declare the device may lead to confiscation. Also note that the Customs is the sole agency responsible for importation of the Drones into Barbados.


Procedure for Obtaining a Licence


A person desirous of obtaining a licence must complete the Form TU033, available under  Appllication Forms and submit via

email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , or mail or courier to reach The Chief Telecommunications Officer no later than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date of arrival in Barbados.


Please indicate your entry and departure dates in the section "Class of Service Desired".





Example:  Aerial Photography........... ....

Date of Entry:

Date of Departure:


 The non-refundable application fee of $30 BDS or $17USD 



The Telecommunication Unit

Trinity Business Centre

Country Road


Barbados BB11081 


Please note that only cash or cheques could be accepted at this time as there is no facility for credit card or bank transfer payments.


The Telecommunications Unit will process the application on receipt of the payment and if approved, a licence would be granted. 


A copy of the licence would be emailed to the applicant for presentation to the Customs Officer at the Port of Entry.


If allowed entry in Barbados by Customs, the Officer will advise on the exportation procedure.


Enjoy your visit and fly responsibily.


For further enquiries call (246) 535 2580


Update 31 May 2018


Barbados signs Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Agreement with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at a meeting held at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Chief Telecommunications Officer of Barbados, Mr Reginald Bourne (left) and the Director of ITU's Telecommunications Development Bureau, Mr Brahima Sanou (right), are congratulated by the Secretary General of the CTU, Ms Bernadette Lewis after the signing of the CIRT Agrreement.

Government Notices

Government Notice - 2019 Licences

The following types of licences are renewable in January 2019 as they will expire on December 31, 2018

Licensees have until January 30, 2019 to renew their licences.

From January 31, 2019 to March 31, 2019 these licences may be renewed but a 25% late payment fee will be payable.

 From April 01, 2019, unpaid licences may be revoked by the Minister responsible for Telecommunications:


1. Sellers and Dealers;
2. Citizen Band Operators;
3. Amateur Radio Operators;
4. Model Equipment Owners;
5. General Radio Communications;
6. Fishing Vessels and all other Ship Stations;
7. Coast Stations;

 Date: 16 November 2018


Link - Legislation Tab  at left - Computer Misuse Act, Fair Trading Act, Electronic Transaction Act, General Orders, Financial Management and Audit Rules 2011, etc.


HIPCAR Tab added at left - Model Text  for Cybercrime, e-Commerce, Freedom of Information, Licensing Regulations etc.

Update: 30 November 2012