How to Get to Barbados

Arrival Barbados

Airplane: the airlines Lufthansa and Condor offer flights from Frankfurt / M in cooperation with other companies. to Barbados. British Airways connects all major German airports with Barbados and also flies to Barbados from Vienna, Geneva and Zurich.

From Zurich, connections to Barbados are offered by Air France and Swiss International, among others, and from Vienna by Austrian Airlines, among others (in cooperation with other airlines).

Caribbean Airlines, among others, flies from London to Barbados. The following airlines offer flights from Barbados to other destinations in the Caribbean: Air Jamaica, Aeropostal, American Eagle, Caribean Star, Mustique Air, LIAT, Surinam Airways, Trans Island Air and SVG Air.

Airports: Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is located in the southeast of the island about 16 km east of Bridgetown. The airport is the largest in the Eastern Caribbean. Buses run regularly from here to the city, the journey time is around half an hour. There are also taxis.

Ship: Cruise ships frequent the port of Brigdetown in Barbados (including Star Clippers). Around 450,000 cruise guests visit the island every year. In the cruise ship terminal (about 1 km from the city center) there is a market, duty-free shops, a tourist information office, restaurants, rental cars, an exchange office, telephone options and mobile phone rentals.

Companies such as Caribbean Safari Tours and Chantours offer one-day and multi-day air / boat trips to St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Barbados: Entry and Visa Requirements

is a general requirement for traveling to Barbados. The passport (or temporary passport) must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the planned travel date upon entry. An identity card is not sufficient to enter Barbados.

Visa :
Citizens of Germany, Austria and Switzerland do not need a visa for tourist and business trips with a maximum stay of 6 months in Barbados. When entering the country, however, you must have a return or onward ticket to your home country or to the country of your habitual residence. Reservations are also required for accommodation in Barbados.

Visa fees:

The fees apply to travelers who require a visa and who have a valid residence permit for Germany, Switzerland or Austria.

single entry, tourist and business visa: $ 50

multiple-entry, tourist, and business visas: $ 60


visa : US $ 100. Entry with children :
Children traveling with you in Barbados have the same visa requirements as their parents. This means that children’s ID cards and children’s passports must also be valid for six months after the planned stay in Barbados. If minors are to travel to Barbados without their legal guardians, a declaration of consent from the legal guardian is recommended.

Germany: the German child ID card or your own passport is accepted. Child ID cards are no longer issued in Germany, existing child ID cards remain valid until the expiry date.

Austria: children need their own passport.

Switzerland: Children need their own passport.

Application : In
person or by post at the Barbados Consulate or the Consular Section of the Barbados Embassy (see Barbados Important Addresses)

Processing time:
tourist visa around 2 weeks, student visa 4 to 6 weeks

Sufficient funds:
Foreign visitors must have sufficient funds for their trip.

Residence Permit :
If you plan to stay in Barbados for a longer period of time, you must apply for a permit at the Immigration Department (Immigration Department, Careenage House, Wharf Road, Bridgetown, Barbados (Tel: (246) 4261011).


You can find detailed information on recommended and required vaccinations for traveling to Barbados in the chapter Barbados – Health and Diseases.

Entry with Pets:
Approval from the Barbados Department of Agriculture is required to bring pets. Cats and dogs from Germany, Switzerland and Austria do not receive this permit.

Barbados climate

Barbados in the Caribbean is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles.

Barbados is located in the region of the humid tropics, the island has a tropical, warm climate all year round with only minor temperature fluctuations. Due to the constantly blowing northeast trade wind, the temperatures remain in a comfortable range, the annual mean temperatures are 26 ° C.

In January, the average daily high is 28 ° C, while the night low is 21 ° C. In July, the temperatures reach average highs of 30 ° C, the lowest temperatures are 23 ° C.

Precipitation falls mainly in the rainy season between May and October, in the central highlands of the island the annual rainfall reaches 2,000 mm. February to May are the driest months (in April there are only seven days of rain on average), while July is the wettest month with around 18 days of rainfall. Rainfall usually falls in short tropical showers.

Due to the prevailing eastern and northeastern trade winds, rainfall on the east coast is significantly higher than on the west coast.

The porous limestone underground of Barbados prevents the formation of rivers and larger bodies of water.

Barbados is located in the catchment area of ​​the Atlantic hurricanes, the humid months of September and October have the highest hurricane risk.

Best time to visit Barbados

According to computergees, Barbados can be visited practically all year round. The best time in Barbados is but cooler during something drier months of the s päten winter and early spring (December to May),. During this time there is no hurricane risk in Barbados.

Mid-December to mid-April is also the peak of the tourist season, prices are higher during this time and most hotels in Barbados are overcrowded.

How to Get to Barbados