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Barbados: Useful Information For Travellers

Fast Facts

Capital: Bridgetown
Population: 277.264
Size: 430
Time difference: CET -5 hours.


English. Partly exists a strong Bajan accent.

Getting there

Barbados is the most eastern of the Caribbean islands.
Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport

Getting around

Currency & banking

Local currency is the Barbadian Dollar (BDS$) 1 Barbadian Dollar = 100 Cents.


The climate is tropical. Easily washable light cotton clothing is recommended. For the cooler evenings during winter a light pullover is advisable. You also should take something with you to protect you from the brief but heavy showers.

Health regulations

If you travel from Europe there won't be any immunization required. Nevertheless it is recommended, especially for individualistic travellers, to get a vaccination against hepatitis A, tetanus and typhoid.


The dialling code for Barbados is 001246. Using of telephone cards is possible in many places. Mobile network: only American system.


110-volt alternating current. An American adapter plug is necessary.