Barbados travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Barbados with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Barbados.

The turquoise sea at Brownes Beach, Barbados © Gemtek1 - Flickr Creative Commons
The turquoise sea at Brownes Beach, Barbados © Gemtek1 - Flickr Creative Commons

Barbados travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Barbados with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Barbados - quick facts
Flight time 8.5 hours
Time difference UK -4 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Barbadian Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (115V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Barbados weather

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Barbados travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Barbados from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Barbados.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Barbados travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Barbados with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Barbados, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Barbados covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Barbados with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Barbados FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Barbados including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Barbados due to Covid-19?

Barbados is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Barbados.

Check out Barbados Government Information Service for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Barbados?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Barbados. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Barbados from the UK?

The flight time to Barbados from the UK is typically 8.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Barbados and the UK?

The time difference between Barbados and the UK is UK time-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Barbados?

The main language spoken in Barbados is English.

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What is the currency in Barbados?

The currency in Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar (BBD).

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Which plugs are used in Barbados?

Barbados uses electrical plug type A + B (115 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Barbados?

They drive on the left side of the road in Barbados.

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