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

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Barbados. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For more details about this outbreak, see the website of the National Health Network and Centre.

The hurricane season normally runs from June to November. See Natural Disasters

Over 168,000 British nationals visited Barbados in 2013.

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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.