US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving.
A low-lying island far removed from the Windward island chain, Barbados started out as the world’s Rum capital. Today, an upmarket tourist-based economy takes advantage of 70 miles of superb beaches.
Area: 166 sq miles
Political: Independence in 1966
Official website: www.visitbarbados.org
Currency Barbados Dollar, but US dollars accepted.
Passport All visitors need valid passport.
Visa Needs No visa required
Health Care Queen Elizabeth Hospital in St. Michel (246-436-6450 or private Bayview Hospital (246-436-5446) plus private clinics.
Banks & ATMS. ATMs in Bridgetown.
Free WIFI Locations. Around hotels
Internet Cafes. In Bridgetown and St. Lawrence Gap
Cell Phones access/Dialing code +246
Safety Tips Very safe around tourist areas.
Departure Tax $27.50