Barbados international travel advice

Landscape view of Barbados

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. Barbados is the formal name of Barbados Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~24.91 °C   🌧 ~130.52 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 285K people


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Barbados uses 115V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English


💱 Currencies Used

Barbados uses the Barbadian dollar (symbol: $), code BBD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Barbados. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Barbados and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Barbados is on average 6.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Barbados is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 36.00 BBD, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Digicel, Flow or Ozone Wireless. Barbados uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Barbados upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Barbados, dial +, then 1 246 (the country code for Barbados), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number. For local calls within Barbados, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 246 .


🆘 Emergency


100, 119



Fire department

+93 (0) 202 101 333

Last updated: January 1, 2020