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Barbados travel advice
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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
|UK -4 hours
|A + B plug (115V)
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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.
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|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
|Sea temperature °C
The Barbados weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Bridgetown.
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.
- UK traveller advice for Barbados - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Barbados - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Barbados - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Barbados - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Barbados - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
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
FCDO travel advice
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.
- Vaccines & medicines for Barbados - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Barbados - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Barbados - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
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
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.
- Travellers' health for Barbados - Barbados Government Information Service
- Coronavirus timeline in Barbados - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to Barbados - Barbados Tourism Marketing
Barbados travel features
Do you want to learn more about Barbados? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Barbados.
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.
Flights to Barbados
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?
What is the currency in Barbados?
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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