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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard

Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

The hurricane season normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural Disasters

UK health authorities have classified Barbados as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Most visits to Barbados are trouble free, but there have been incidents of crime including armed robbery and sexual assault. See Crime

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Barbados, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

The UK-Barbados reciprocal healthcare agreement has terminated with effect from 1 October 2016. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Barbados
Currency: Barbados Dollar (BBD)
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BBD
Dialling Code: 1
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 568,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 100%


Capital City(s):
Bridgetown
Telephone Area Code: 246
Population:
Latitude: Longitude:



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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