Barbados Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Barbados Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Barbados, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 

It is impossible to get bored in Barbados, with its animated fish fry evenings in Oistins, barbeque parties on the beach, rum shops, and Holetown festival. Informally considered as the cultural capital of the Caribbean, this island paradise is defined by its all year round festival atmosphere. The attractions of this destination do not stop there. With its golden sand coves and white beaches, Barbados is full of seducing character. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Golden Coast beaches boast an exceptional beauty with calm waters, coconut trees and lush vegetations. The climate of Barbados is subtropical and mild, allowing you to enjoy its wonders all year round.

While traveling to Barbados, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
One of the many sea creatures you may encounter in Barbados

Recommended travel vaccinations for Barbados

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Barbados

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Barbados


Medical Care in Barbados

You can experience good quality care from health facilities in Barbados, especially for basic treatments. Hospital services are of good quality, yet ambulance services are not quick to respond and their equipment is often rudimentary. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of the best hospitals in the Caribbean with well-established general practitioners and specialists, and a 24-hour emergency room. The Bayview Private Hospital proves no different and offers decompression equipment.

Barbados is supplied with medicines by some countries, and it is, therefore, possible to find cheap drugs from the United States. To take advantage of quality pharmaceutical services and products, you should use Collins Ltd or Grant’s pharmacy.

To call an ambulance, dial 511.

Is Barbados Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Road safety Rural roads narrow and poorly lit
Public transportation Taxis are safe and reliable; Buses and vans often crowded and travel at high speeds
Swimming Swim cautiously, respect flag warnings
Heatlh Zika virus warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Barbados?

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Only a passport is required to enter Barbados. The passport must be valid during for the length of the trip.

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Embassy of Canada to Barbados information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Barbados
Street Address:
Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael, P.O. Box 404,
Bridgetown, Barbados BB11113

Tel.: (246) 629-3550
Fax: (246) 437-7436

Email: [email protected]

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