"What must I know before travelling to Barbados?"
Here is some important tourist
information Barbados wants you to know before travelling to the island……
• Do I need a passport for Barbados?
Do I need a tourist visa for Barbados?
Do I need to have a passport to travel
Who needs a tourist visa for entry
All visitors to the island must know
requirements for Barbados as well as the Barbados
visa requirements in order to answer these questions.
There is nothing worse than planning
your trip, flying here to then be denied entry to this amazing island.
• What items can I bring in to the
are also many items which are prohibited from being brought into the
country. For a full list of prohibited and restricted items see the Barbados
customs requirements .
• How long can I stay in Barbados for
without a visa?
Visitors are allowed to stay on the island for up to six
months without a visa.
If you love Barbados so much that six
months isn’t enough time for
you, just contact the Immigration Department (Tel: 246-426-1011) to
extend your stay.
Here is some more tourist information
Barbados vacationers should know…
• What is the drinking age in Barbados?
Just because Barbados is an island in
the Caribbean and we love to
drink our rum doesn’t mean underage drinking is widely accepted or
encouraged!!….We do have a drinking age here!
The legal age for drinking in Barbados
is 18 years. This is also the age requirement for entry to
most night clubs and bars in Barbados.
Alcohol is sold island wide in all
major supermarkets, convenience
stores and gas stations and can be purchased at any time of day.
Drinking alcohol on the street or on
the beach is legal however be
sure to clean up after yourself to help keep our beaches as beautiful
as you find them.
Drinking while driving is not legal!!
It is legal to have unopened alcohol in your vehicle but the driver
must be sober.
• What drugs can I bring to Barbados,
purchase in Barbados or use while in Barbados ?
All narcotic drugs are illegal in
Barbados including marijuana. The
import, export, sale and use of all illegal substances are strictly
• What should I wear while I’m in
Barbados is a tropical island where
some afternoon temperatures can
reach the mid 30s °C (86°F). Therefore come prepared to dress
casually……by that I mean to bring your shorts and sandals.
However I don’t recommend shopping in
your swimsuit, bareback and
barefoot after you have just been to the beach. Most stores require you
to wear a shirt and sandals to get service.
There are many restaurants and
open-air grills where shorts and sandals are acceptable.
If you are going to a fancier
restaurant for dinner it is
recommended that you wear nicer attire. This could simply be jeans and
a nice polo shirt.
Important Note: Camouflage clothing is
strictly prohibited from being worn or imported into Barbados.
• Which side of the road do you drive
on in Barbados?
In Barbados we drive on the LEFT
hand side of the road.
• Can I work while on vacation in
All visitors are prohibited to work in
Barbados without a work permit.
more about getting a Barbados Visa - Tourist Information Barbados
• Is Barbados a safe place to vacation?
We are proud to have a lower crime
rate than most of our
neighbouring Caribbean countries. Regardless general safety precautions
should be taken.
If you are a U.S citizen traveling to the island, you can learn more information about the US Embassy in Barbados here.• Why should you visit the island of Barbados?
Find out why you should become a Barbados tourist and learn more about the Barbados Tourism Industry!