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Barbados is one of the most beautiful and welcoming islands in the Caribbean.
The island is deeply-rooted in a history of sugarcane exports. But, over time, the country’s famous beaches became a common tourist-attraction. There are nearly 100 white and pink-sand beaches meeting teal-blue ocean water.
From kitesurfing and jetskiing, to deep-sea fishing and sailing, Barbados offers many offshore activities.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Barbados. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Barbados: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue and Zika viruses are both present in Barbados. These mosquito-borne infections pose a risk to all travelers, especially pregnant women. Make sure you’re protected by using mosquito netting and repellents.
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Visitors must have a valid passport and one blank page for entry stamp. A visa is required for stays longer than six months.
There are no required vaccinations, unless a stop is made into a country that is at risk of yellow fever. There are no currency restrictions upon entry or when exiting.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Given the country’s tropical location, Barbados is sunny and warm year round. Being in the middle of the ocean, there is a constant breeze that keeps even the hottest months bearable. There isn’t much rain, but when there is, it usually comes and leaves in quick spurts.
Given the size of the island, there is little fluctuation in climate. Everywhere will be warm and temperate throughout the year, with towns right on the coast being cooler.
Barbados is one of the safest locations in the Caribbean. There are occasional petty crimes such as pickpocketing. But, as long as travelers take minimal precautions, there should be no issues. As with most places, travel in pairs and avoid walking around more remote areas at night.
The food in barbados is generally safe to eat. Try to only go to trusted restaurants or street vendors. Most dishes include some form of meat. To avoid illness, make sure the food is cooked all the way through. If it is served raw (such as sushi) make sure it is from a nearby, fresh source.
Be sure to bring a traveler’s diarrhea kit in case any of the food creates a gastric problem.
Barbados has been a destination for horse-racing since the mid 1800’s. The Garrison Savannah Barbados Racetrack has been a cultural attraction for over a century. The racetrack offers intimate proximity to the track and a world-class lounge with Caribbean flare. Sport a pastel outfit, a classy, over-the-top hat and bet on your favorite horse.
When packing for Barbados, travelers should plan for to the warm weather. Be sure to include:
The U.S. Embassy provides a wide range of emergency and non-emergency services for American citizens. Walk-in appointments are not available for some services. Travelers must be scheduled ahead of time online or over the phone.
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Telephone: +(246) 227-4399
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(246) 227-4000
Fax: +(246) 431-0179
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