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Barbados: how to get there and transport

Barbados: how to get there and transport

How to get to Barbados

Barbados can practically only be reached from Europe by plane. The international airport Grantley Adams International is located in Brigdetown. But the island nation can also be visited with (charter) yachts, and that happens quite often.

Travel in the country

Air connections Bridgetown is served by several international airlines, including Air Canada

  • American Airlines,
  • Continental Airlines and

    Delta Airlines

There are also flights to Antigua. Direct flights from London to Antigua offer:

  • British Airways
  • BWIA,
  • Virgin
  • Condor offers direct flights from Frankfurt once a week.
  • Lufthansa flies via Miami
  • Air France naturally flies via Paris

LIAT and Caribbean Star Airlines offer scheduled flights from Barbados to many countries in the Caribbean. The Caribbean BWIA Airpass can then be recommended.


There is a regular bus service with cheap fares and a large audience during rush hour in all parts of the island. The buses run from morning to night. The terminus of each line is Speightstown. The minibuses between the locations run as required and, like the taxis, at fixed prices. Will be stopped on request.


The road network in Barbados is well developed. It is driven on the left.

Rental car

The driver of a vehicle must be older than 21 years, a temporary driving permit (Visitor's Driver's License) is issued upon presentation of the national driver's license for 10 BB $ in the offices of the Ministry of Transport or the police. A credit card is required to rent the car.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Barbados' international license plate is:


Embassies, consulates and tourist office

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Barbados embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Barbados embassies and consulates

Representations of Barbados in Germany


The embassy in Brussels () is responsible.

Honorary Consulate General of Barbados in Germany

Honorary Consul General: Ms. Regine Sixt

Seitzstraße 9-11

80538 Munich Postal


Sixt AG

Zugspitzstraße 1

82049 Pullach

E-Mail: [email protected]

Tel: 0049 - (0) 89 - 21578630

Fax: 0049 - (0) 89 - 21578423

Opening times: Mon. - Fri. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

German representations in Barbados


The embassy in Trinidad and Tobago is responsible (see here >>>).

Honorary Consulate at Bridgetown

Pasea Financial Building, Corner Harts Gap and Dayrells Road

Christ Church, Barbados

Tel: 001 - (0) 246 - 427 18 76

Fax: 001 - (0) 246 - 427 18 76

E-Mail: [email protected]

Austrian representations in Barbados


The embassy in Venzuela is responsible (see here >>>).

Honorary Consulate at Bridgetown

Knowlton, Exeter Road, Navy Gardens Gap

Christ Church, Barbados, WI

Tel: 001 - (0) 246 - 439 30 00

Fax: 001 - (0) 246 - 230 73 35

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Barbados in Austria


The embassy in Brussels () is responsible.

Honorary Consulate of Barbados in Munich

Brucknerstrasse 4

1040 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - (0) 1 - 505 74 55

Fax: 0043 - (0) 1 - 505 87 67

Swiss representations in Barbados


The embassy in Venzuela is responsible (see here >>>).

Consulate in St. Thomas

24, Cane Garden Heights

St. Thomas


Tel: 001 - 246 - 425 32 81

Fax: 001 - 246 - 425 32 82

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Barbados in Europe


Barbados does not have its own embassy in the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Responsible is the Embassy in Brussels

Embassy of Barbados in Brussels 100, Avenue Franklin B. Roosevelt

105 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: 0032 - (0) 2 - 732 17 37

0032 - (0) 2 - 732 18 67

Fax: 0032 - (0) 2 - 732 32 66

Email: [email protected]

Tourist office

Barbados Tourism Authority

Harbor Road

Bridgetown, Barbados, WI

PO Box 242

Tel: 001 - 246 - 427 26 23

001 - 246 - 427 26 24

Fax: 001 - 246 - 426 40 80

Email: [email protected]


Barbados: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

Tourists are only allowed to enter the country if they have a return ticket and sufficient financial means to finance their stay in the country themselves. When entering Germany with a passport that must be valid for at least six months, German citizens generally receive a three-month visa. Requests for a longer stay must be directed to the Immigration Office. Children's ID cards are recognized. If the entry is via the USA, a machine-readable passport (also for the children) must be available.

Issuing visas in Germany

The embassy in Belgium is also responsible for Germany.

Embassy of Barbados

100 Av. Franklin D. Roosevelt

B-1050 Brussels

Tel: 0032 - (2) - 732 17 37

Departure fee

In many countries, a fee must be paid when leaving the country. This fee is BB $ 25 when leaving Barbados.

Goods import and export

The following articles can be imported into Barbados duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 227 g of tobacco products,
  • 0.75 l of spirits and 0.75 l of wine;
  • 142.5 ml of perfume and 285 ml of eau de toilette;
  • Souvenirs up to a value of 100 BDS $.

There is an import ban on foreign rum, matches, fresh fruit and utensils (e.g. bags and clothing) made of camouflage material.

Entry with pets

There is a general import ban for pets from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Barbados: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Barbados, the following infectious diseases, which are not or less common in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria, there is no risk of malaria in the country.
  • Dengue fever disease
  • tetanus
  • typhus
  • Intestinal infections

    These can be caused by contaminated food or water, such as amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria.

  • Hepatitis A and B

    Infection with hepatitis B is only possible in people who can come into contact with blood or those who have sexual contact.

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Barbados, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination is only required for those people who may come into contact with blood or who are seeking sexual contact.
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

There is a compulsory vaccination against a yellow fever disease for all persons who come from an area of yellow fever infected by the WHO.

  • Yellow fever vaccination of children

In most countries where a yellow fever vaccination is required, this also applies to children over one year of age, and in some countries even from six months. It should be noted: When vaccinated against yellow fever, there were a number of side effects such. B. Encephalitis. About two thirds of those affected were children under six months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided. Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?

Most children in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago.

Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007. There is even no 10 € practice fee - but the insured usually have to pay the statutory additional payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price - that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge:

  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococci
  • Polyo (polio)
  • Tetanus (tetanus)
  • rabies
  • typhus

Some health insurance companies also reimburse the cost of malaria prophylaxis. As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.

Current warnings

Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizen Service

Telephone: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 51000 .html

Natural disasters

The country is one of the countries in the region in which destructive storms (hurricanes) occur again and again. These usually surprise the residents of the Caribbean during the rainy season in summer. Earthquakes are also possible.

Barbados: Currency, Shopping, and Exchange Rate

The local currency of Barbados is the Barbados dollar.

1 Barbados dollar = 100 cents (currency code: BDS $, BBD (ISO code).

The US dollar is accepted as official tender because the Barbados dollar is pegged to the US dollar.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 100
  • 20th
  • 10
  • 5
  • 2 BB $

The following coins are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 1 BB $
  • 25th
  • 10
  • 5
  • 1 cent

The following credit cards are accepted:

Diners Club



MasterCard and

American Express

Exchange rate

You can find a currency converter here:


It should be noted, however, that the rate mentioned is not the one that you actually get when you exchange money. So he differs z. B. depending on whether you are exchanging in your home country or in the country of travel or whether you are exchanging cash or withdrawing money from the machine. In addition, the rate differs when exchanging for the foreign currency and when exchanging back.

Bank opening times

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday


Shop opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed on sunday

Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs

Shopping in Barbados is a pleasure. Even if the souvenirs are sometimes rather expensive, their quality is impressive. Typical goods include jewelry, clothing and ceramics as well as rum, basketry and coral and shell souvenirs.






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