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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Barbados Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Barbados is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Barbados is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Advice scoring history for Barbados

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Barbados.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Barbados from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Barbados. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/barbados-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Ett relativt tryggt resmål. Orkansäsong i juni-november.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BB

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Barbados

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Barbados. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Barbados changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Barbados with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Barbados with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Barbados with a rating of 1.0.

About Barbados

Barbados with its capital Bridgetown is a country in North America (Caribbean), 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC (431 km²). The country is located Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. The climate can be described as tropical; rainy season (June to October). The landscape is relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region. With a population of about 0.28 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bridgetown
Population less than one million
Size 431 km²
Size comparable to 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: BBD)
Common voltage (electricity) 115V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/1900
International phone prefix +1-246
Internet Top Level Domain .bb
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BB
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BRB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 52

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Barbados is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • illegal solid waste disposal threatens contamination of aquifers
  • pollution of coastal waters from waste disposal by ships
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • infrequent hurricanes
  • periodic landslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Barbados. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. component assembly for export
  2. light manufacturing
  3. sugar
  4. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. cotton
  2. sugarcane
  3. vegetables

Barbadian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Barbados.

Export products

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. electrical components
  4. manufactures
  5. molasses
  6. other foodstuffs
  7. rum
  8. sugar

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. construction materials
  3. consumer goods
  4. electrical components
  5. foodstuffs
  6. fuel
  7. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Barbados?

Barbados is currently rated at 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Travelling Barbados is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Barbados in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Barbados.

How many travel advisories do you know for Barbados?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Barbados.

What is the size of Barbados?

Barbados has a size of 431 km² or 166 mi² which is 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.