Barbados health regulations

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Barbados 🇧🇧

Get required, recommended and general health regulations advice before travelling to Barbados. It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots. Zika outbreaks have been reported in Barbados. Barbados is part of Americas with main city at Bridgetown. Its Developing country with a population of 285K people. The main currency is Barbados Dollar. The languages spoken are English.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 285K people

Health Regulations

🚑 Required health regulations for Barbados

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💊 Recommended health regulations for Barbados

  • It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

  • A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Barbados, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

  • A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

  • A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.

🏥 General health regulations for Barbados

  • Zika outbreaks have been reported in Barbados. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Barbados. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Barbados.

  • Dengue and African tick-bite fever are diseases carried by insects that occur in Barbados. For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDCInsect Protection Advice.

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Last updated: January 29, 2020