Planning to visit

Frequently Asked Questions' that can help to make your trip to Barbados a smooth and pleasant one:

Do I need a travel document to visit Barbados?

For travel to Barbados, the passport must be valid for the duration of the stay in Barbados.

Do I require a visa to visit Barbados?

This depends on the purpose of your visit and your country of citizenship. Persons who are not citizens of Barbados but are seeking to work or study in Barbados require the requisite visa. There are some exceptions for CARICOM nationals. Persons travelling to Barbados on holiday may require a visitor visa. 

What do I need to know about import permits?

 A permit for the importation of any animal, bird, reptile, animal semen, other biologicals (e.g. vaccines), meat and meat products must be obtained beforehand from the Veterinary Services Department. Visit the website:-

How can I plan to get married in Barbados?

Application for a marriage licence must be made by both (male and female) persons at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Marriage Licence is valid for three (3) months only.

Requirements for Getting Married in Barbados 

Do I need a permit to drive in Barbados?

You will be required to produce your valid driver’s licence as well as apply for a ‘Visitor’s Permit’. A visitor’s permit may be obtained from the Barbados Licencing Authority, located at The Pine, St. Michael or from the Oistins Police Station, Hastings Police Station and Holetown Police Station. Permits are also issued by most car rental companies.

Are there health requirements or vaccines I need to have?

Yellow fever vaccination certificates are required for travellers, over one year of age, coming from infected areas.