Just a plane ride away lies the real fantasy island, Barbados. An island that gives a dreamlike, intimate feeling to your vacation.
Barbados also offers sun, two seas, and an indescribable richness of color. The island abounds with exotic locations and exciting history, while the extensive variety of culture, sports and activities make Barbados the gem of the Caribbean.
Barbados Entry Requirements
Every person entering Barbados, including all North American citizens (Americans and Canadians),should be in possession of a valid passport and a valid return ticket.
Cruise Ship Passengers
Is Barbados a stop on your Caribbean cruise? Are you starting your cruise in Barbados? Then be sure you have the necessary travel documents.
Visas are not required for passengers on cruise ships with the exception of citizens of the C.I.S., Eastern European countries, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, South Africa and Korea.
Cruise ship passengers who are “in-transit” and stay less than 24 hours are not required to carry a valid passport.
However, if you are beginning and ending your trip in Barbados or are “in-transit” to take a flight at the Grantley Adams International Airport, you are required to possess a valid passport.
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques
Some smaller restaurants and businesses operate on a cash-only basis, so it’s best to have some local cash on you as you explore the island.
There are many commercial banks in Barbados (mostly British and Canadian) and most have ABMs that will accept credit cards. They all dispense funds in Barbados dollars at the current rate of exchange.
Accepted Credit Cards.
The major credit cards that are readily accepted are
- American Express
- Diners Club
Barbados Drivers License & Permit
You can obtain a Barbados drivers license on producing a valid National or International License. The cost for a visitors permit is US$5 for a 2-month permit and US$50 for a 1-year permit. All authorised car rental companies can issue you a driver’s license if you have a valid license.
For more Information on Barbados try visiting www.barbados.org