Barbados health recommendations

Sanitary advices to visit Barbados

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).

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Sanitary Recommendations

General recommendations

Zika outbreaks have been reported in Barbados. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Barbados. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Barbados.

Dengue and African tick-bite fever are diseases carried by insects that occur in Barbados. For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDCInsect Protection Advice.


It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Barbados, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.

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