How to Get Here - Flights
Flight Departure City Flight No. Frequency
British Airways

London (Heathrow)

London (Heathrow)





Virgin Atlantic London (Heathrow)





  San Juan






American Airlines Charlotte






Jet Blue New York B1261/662 Tues
     B2661/2662  Sat
Air Canada Toronto AC966/967 Thurs/Sun
    AC1724/1725 Fri
 Westjet Toronto   WS2512 Sat
     WS2513 Sun
Euro Wing Frankfurt EW1252 Fri
    EW1253 Sat
Inter Caribbean Various Cities   Daily
Caribbean Airlines Various Cities   Daily
Air Antilles Various Cities   Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun


Travel Documents


To enter Barbados all passengers must have a valid passport and valid return ticket. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. However, it is highly recommended that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your arrival date.


Most countries around the world do not require a visa when travelling to Barbados on holiday. To check if you need a visa before travelling to the island, click here. Visas are not required for North American, British and EU citizens.

On entry, you will normally be granted a specified period to stay. If you wish to stay longer, you must apply and pay for an extension of stay through the Barbados Immigration Department. It’s an offence to overstay the entry period.

Persons who are not citizens of Barbados but are seeking to work or study in Barbados require the requisite visa and/or work permit. These can also be obtained from the Immigration Department. Visitor visas can also be issued by Barbados missions and consulates abroad.

Cruise Ship Passengers

Cruise ship passengers who are in-transit and stay less than 24 hours are not required to carry a valid passport. However, if you are beginning and ending your trip in Barbados or are in-transit to take a flight at the Grantley Adams International Airport, you are required to posess a valid passport.


There are no specific vaccinations required for visitors travelling to Barbados. However, travellers coming from yellow fever infected areas are required to have valid yellow fever vaccination certificates. The vaccination certificate must conform to international requirements and becomes valid ten (10) days after the administration of the vaccine, and remains valid for a period of ten (10) years.

The following countries in Africa and the Americas are categorised as yellow fever endemic countries:

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Chad, (southern), Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali (southern), Nigeria, Niger (southern), Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (southern), United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

The Americas
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela. If you are travelling to yellow fever endemic areas, you are strongly advised to be immunised.

Getting Around

Barbados is small, measuring just 21 miles long by 14 miles wide with a relatively flat terrain, making it very easy to find a way to get around the island. From public buses to taxicabs to car rentals, there’s a transportation option in Barbados suitable to every lifestyle and budget.

Public Transportation

Barbados transit services are provided by the Government-run Transport Board and by the private owners who operate route taxis (ZR’s) and minibuses. It is a great way to see the island and at a cost of US$1.00 a ride, the cheapest. All buses have designated routes from which you can choose your destination.


Aside from providing general transportation to and from various points around Barbados, taxis also hire their services to visitors who want to see the island from the comfort of a private luxury car, small van or spacious coach. Licensed taxis are identified by number plates starting with the letter ‘Z’ and ‘ZM’ for the larger mini bus taxis.

Tip: Taxis in Barbados are not metered but fares are regulated by the Government. Prices are available from the local Tourism offices. Make sure to ask the price before travelling.

Car Hire

Renting a car in Barbados offers the chance to explore the island at your own leisure. Numerous car rental companies abound, with each offering a wide range of vehicle choices, including rugged jeeps, luxurious sedans and the ever popular mini-mokes.

A valid driver’s license is mandatory as this is required by the car rental company to get you insured and issue you with a local driving permit.


Altman Real Estate Group is a full service real estate provider specializing in luxury property for sale and holiday villa rentals in Barbados and the Caribbean. For more than 40 years, we have developed a reputation for delivering first-class service to our clients around the globe who seek to invest in Caribbean real estate. Our core services include property for sale, holiday rentals, long-term rentals, property management, property consulting, and commercial property for sale and rent.

We offer clients the finest selection of properties on the island, especially on the sought-after West Coast. These include magnificent luxury villas, historic plantation homes, beachfront condos and Barbados lifestyle developments such as: Apes Hill, Lion Castle, Royal Westmoreland, Sugar Hill Resort, Sandy Lane Estate, Port Ferdinand, Port St. Charles and Saint Peter’s Bay.

Our qualified team of agents and professionals are on hand to expertly guide you through your search for the ideal Barbados property to your unique lifestyle.

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