Barbados Monday announced that it will be implementing a system where everyone entering or leaving the island will have to be finger printed.
It said the new measure comes into place from April 1.
Barbados Chief Immigration Officer Erine Griffith said this will be followed later in the year with a measure to facially scan passengers.
She said the only exemptions to these regulations will be holders of diplomatic passports and children under the age of 16.
The Chief Immigration Officer said these security measures will bring Barbados in line with international ports of entry and were mandatory under the Immigration (Biometrics) Regulation 2015.
She urged visitors to cooperate with the Immigration Department, saying it is seeking to ensure the safety of all who used Barbados’ ports of entry.