There are excellent medical facilities in Barbados. For minor illnesses, nearly all hotels will have a doctor on call or will be able to help you find assistance. Be sure to have travel insurance that covers medical care.

The country’s main hospital is in Bridgetown.

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Before You Go

Health Insurance

Medical care in Barbados is not cheap, so make sure to take out travel insurance that covers medical expenses.

Recommended Vaccinations

No special vaccinations are required to visit Barbados. If you are arriving from a country where yellow fever is endemic, you'll be required to present proof of vaccination.

In Barbados

Availability & Cost of Healthcare

Barbados healthcare is the best in the region, and around Bridgetown you'll find modern hospitals and medical centers.

For minor illnesses, nearly all hotels will have a doctor on call or will be able to help you find assistance.

Tap Water

Tap water is safe to drink all over the island.