Travel Information Barbados
- FLAG 🇧🇧
- CAPITAL Bridgetown
- GOVERNMENT Parliamentary democracy
- CURRENCY Barbadian dollar (BBD) US dollars are widely accepted
- POPULATION 279,912 (July 2006 estimate)
- TOTAL AREA 431km²
- LANGUAGE English
- DECIMAL SYSTEM Barbados uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C)
- TIME ZONE Time zone is UTC-04:00
- LOCATION Barbados is located in Caribbean
Most popular cities or towns in Barbados
Sockets & Plugs
Barbados uses 115V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
Barbados uses the Barbadian dollar (symbol: $), code BBD.
Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 dollar. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollars and 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are common in Barbados. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.
You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Expected to tip
Tipping is quite common in Barbados and it’s good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.
Internet speed in Barbados is on average 6.1 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Barbados is moderate. It’s relatively easy to find one when needed.
You can buy a SIM card for about 36.00 BBD, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: LIME or Digicel.
Barbados uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900, GSM 1900 and GSM 1800.
If you don’t want to buy SIM card in Barbados upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Barbados, dial +, then 1 246 (the country code for Barbados), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number.
Low crime rate
Barbados has a low crime rate . It is a generally a safe place to live and travel. Exercise normal security precautions.
It’s recommended to follow essential security precautions like wearing a money belt, securing your bag and staying vigilant in crowds.
IDP is required
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home
Rent a car
In order to rent a car:
- you must be over 25
- must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
- almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)
Alcohol, drugs & prostitution
Minimum age to purchase and drink alcohol is 18 years old.
Prostitution is illegal (in a way of exchanging sex for money). Brothels are illegal.
- Police 911
- Ambulance 911
- Fire department 911
- Police 211
- Ambulance 511
- Fire 311
Vaccinations listed are recommended
The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
- Typhoid fever
- Hepatitis A
- Yellow Fever
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