Foreign travel advice

Barbados

Summary

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.

If you need consular assistance, contact the British High Commission in Barbados.

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

186,823 British nationals visited Barbados in 2014.

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

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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 will terminate with effect from 1 October 2016. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.