Barbados Travel Information
A compulsory 14-day quarantine has been introduced
for anyone who has been abroad regardless of any
symptoms of covid-19.
Most trips to Barbados go safely and without special
problems, but travelers should be wary and take
The crime rate is relatively low. The risk is
greatest during the peak season for tourism
(December-April). Less theft occurs most often, in rare
cases, more violent episodes are also reported. It is
recommended to dress "easily" and not show visible signs
of wealth when leaving the hotel area. Take special care
after dark; It is recommended not to walk alone and
avoid illuminated areas. One should at all times secure
his personal belongings and documents.
The terror threat is considered low in Barbados.
The hurricane season is from July to November. During
the rainy season (June to October) there may also be a
risk of flooding.
There is a risk of earthquakes in the Caribbean.
Before an earthquake, you may want to take precautions
and be prepared for how best to respond.
Hurricanes: In the case of
hurricanes, Norwegians staying in affected areas are
encouraged to follow the advice and directions of local
authorities. In addition, the National Hurricane Center
as well as local media is a useful source of up-to-date
- Countryaah: Bridgetown is the capital
of Barbados. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
It is imperative to make preparations in advance of
notified hurricanes. You should ensure that you have
access to what you need to do in the immediate aftermath
of hurricanes. During and after hurricanes, periods of
weakened infrastructure, electricity outages, and
telecommunications networks and damage to roads and
buildings can occur. Restaurants and shops may be
closed. In some cases it can be challenging to float
water, food and cash. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
does not normally provide travel advice in connection
with natural disasters.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians travel visa-free to Barbados for shorter
stays of up to 30 days. It is possible to extend your
stay (a total of six months) by contacting local
immigration authorities. Please note that the passport
must be valid for a minimum of six months after
departure and that you may be asked to present your
return ticket. For other types of visas, contact the
Barbados Embassy in Brussels. A departure fee of 55 BBD
is usually included in the air ticket.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Mandatory
14-day quarantine for anyone who has been abroad
regardless of any symptoms of covid-19. All public
events or gatherings with over 100 people are canceled.
Visits to all public and private nursing homes are
suspended. A hotline has been established for any
questions staffed by health specialists 24 hours a day
throughout the week: +1 246 536 4500.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
Dengue fever can occur throughout the year.
Therefore, precautions should be taken to avoid mosquito
and insect bites. Travelers should take common
precautions to avoid being exposed to HIV/AIDS.
Travelers should take common precautions when it
comes to food and drink in the tropical area. For
official health travel advice and health professional
guidance for Norwegians when traveling abroad, please
refer to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
The currency in Barbados is Barbadian Dollar (BBD). 1
USD = 2 BBD (as of 01.05.2018), 1 NOK = 0.25 BBD (as of
01.05.2018). Common credit cards such as Visa,
Mastercard, Amex and Diners are accepted by most hotels,
restaurants, shops and companies.
The mains is 115 V
There are generally good telephone and internet
connections in Barbados.
Country code to call Barbados is + 1-246
Emergency Number - Police: 311/(1-246) 430 7100,
Normal Hours - Public Offices: 08: 15-16: 30 Monday
to Friday. anchor: 08: 00-15: 00 Monday to Thursday and
Friday until 17:00.
Public holidays - January 1 (New Year's Day), January
21 (Errol Barrow Day), Good Friday and 1st Easter Day,
April 28 (National Heroes Day), May 1 (Workers' Day),
2nd Pentecost, August 1 (release day), August 3
(Kadooment Day), November 30 (Independence Day),
Christmas Day, and July 1st
Norway is six hours ahead of Barbados (GMT -4).
The climate in Barbados is tropical. The hurricane
season is from June to November and the drying season is
from January to June. The average temperature is between
24 and 28 degrees.
The official language of Barbados is English. In
addition, the local dialect is spoken in Bayanese.
It should be noted that wearing camouflage clothing
Homosexuality is prohibited in Barbados.