Barbados destination information

All you need to know before visiting Barbados

Barbados summary

Barbados is a small country with around 285K Barbadian. Official language is English. Barbados uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-04:00. Currency used in Barbados is Barbados Dollar (BBD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 26
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 49

ATMs in Barbados are Common. Internet speed in Barbados is on average 6.1 Mbps.

🏙️ Bridgetown
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 285K ☀️ ~26 °C 🌧 ~175 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 0k km2 (0k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Barbadian visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Barbados uses 115V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1 BBD = 0.49 USD

Barbados uses the Barbadian dollar (symbol: $), code BBD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Barbados. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Barbados and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Barbados uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Barbados upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :

100, 119

Ambulance :


Fire department :

+93 (0) 202 101 333

Calling ☎️


To call Barbados, dial +, then 1 246 (the country code for Barbados), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number.


For local calls within Barbados, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 246 .

international: + 1 246 246 1234567
calling local: 1246 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Barbados is on average 6.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Barbados is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 36.00 BBD, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Digicel, Flow or Ozone Wireless.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Barbadian visa Online

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