Barbados : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid at least until the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include some food.

Travel within the country: 

Traffic drives on the left and car hire is available with a local driving permit. These can be purchased from car hire firms, the Ministry of Transport or local police stations on production of a foreign driving licence.

Taxis are widely available; fares are government controlled. Bus services connect all major points on the island. Minibuses ply similar routes but without schedules and they can be flagged down anywhere on the island.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, diphtheria and hepatitis B.

There were 508,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.