Foreign travel advice

Barbados

Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review.

Summary

Coronavirus: stay up to date

There are currently no further special flights organised from Barbados. This travel advice will be updated with further information on options to return to the UK as soon as this is available. See Return to the UK.

There is an ongoing issue that is causing some callers difficulty in accessing consular services through our switchboard (+ 1 246 430 7800 and select option 2 for consular services). Whilst we investigate, if callers are unable to access consular services through our switchboard, they may do so by completing the webform, by calling the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on +44 (0)207 7008 1500, or by using the switchboard numbers for the following UK missions in the Caribbean:

Port of Spain +1 868-350-0444

Kingston +1 876-936-0700

Havana +53 7214 2200 or +53 7204 1771

Dom Rep +1 809-472-7111

The government of Barbados has introduced a number of precautionary measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. See Staying during coronavirus.

Most visits to Barbados are trouble free, but there have been incidents of crime including armed robbery and sexual assault. See Crime

The hurricane season normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

UK health authorities have classified Barbados as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Barbados, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

The UK-Barbados reciprocal healthcare agreement was terminated in October 2016. See Coronavirus.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.