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Essential information

At a glance

Plug combo ab
Electricity
115V/50hz
Feb-May
Best time to go
Spring
Sunday
HRS
05
05
MINS
06
06
Current Time
GMT -3
area code
246

Money and costs

Currency
Dollars ($)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 20, 2019 5:40AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
B$300
  • Budget guesthouse room: B$80–120
  • Fish cutter: B$12
  • Beer in a local bar: B$4
  • Bus ride: B$2
Midrange
B$300–600
  • Double room in a hotel: B$200–400
  • Short taxi ride: B$30
  • Dinner in a local restaurant: B$50–65
  • Admission to museums: B$20
Top end (more than)
B$600
  • Room at a comfortable resort from: B$400
  • Car hire: B$140
  • Meal at a high-end restaurant: B$80–100
  • Yacht excursion: B$180

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of the US, Canada and most European and Commonwealth countries.

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Getting to Barbados

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Barbados is generally a family-friendly destination. A number of resorts have organized children’s activities or in-house day care and babysitting.Most beaches are safe for children to play on and many of the southern and western beaches are calm enough for...

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Working and volunteering

In order to work in Barbados, foreign nationals need to apply for a work permit from the Immigration Department in Bridgetown. Permits are available for short-term (11 months) and long-term (three years) positions.In order to obtain a long-term permit the...

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