What Do I Need to enter Barbados?

The proper documentation will ensure a smooth arrival in Barbados

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Pack your passport when visiting Barbados

Understanding the necessary paperwork for entering Barbados can help to ensure that your trip is relaxing and hassle-free.

Every person entering Barbados, including all North American citizens, should have a valid passport and a valid return ticket in order to be allowed entry to the country. U.S. citizens and other international travelers are reminded that entering or re-entering the United States from Barbados or any other point in the Caribbean will require a valid passport.

Citizens visiting Barbados from the following countries will also need to obtain a travel visa:

Afghanistan Equatorial Guinea Pakistan
Algeria Ethiopia Paraguay
Andorra Gabon Philippines
Angola Guatemala Qatar
Bahrain Guinea Rwanda
Benin Guinea-Bissau San Marino
Bhutan Haiti Sao Tome & Principe
Bolivia Honduras Saudi Arabia
Bosnia - Herzegovina Kuwait Senegal
Burkina Faso People's Republic of Laos Somalia
Burundi Lebanon The Sudan
Cambodia Liberia Syria
Cameroon Libya Taiwan
Cape Verde Madagascar
Central African Republic Monaco Togo
Chad Macau United Arab Emirates
China Morocco Vatican City
Comoros Mongolia Vietnam
Congo Mozambique People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
Djibouti Myanmar (formerly Burma) Yemen Arab Republic
Dominican Republic Namibia Yugoslavia
Ecuador Nepal Zaire
Egypt Niger
El Salvador Oman

Visas may be obtained from any of Barbados' Missions overseas. Application forms must be completed in duplicate. The form is to be accompanied by two passport photographs. The fees are $25(USD) for a single entry visa and $30(USD) for a multiple entry visa.

Contact your nearest Barbados Tourism Authority office for application forms and further requirements. You can find one located near you by consulting our article on Tourist Offices.

Cruise Ship Passengers


Visas are not required for passengers on cruise ships with the exception of citizens of the C.I.S., Eastern European countries, People's Republic of China, Taiwan, South Africa, and Korea.

Cruise ship passengers who are "in-transit" and stay fewer 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 out of Barbados (Grantley Adams International Airport), you are required to possess a valid passport.

You may also contact the Barbados Immigration Department at 1-800-268-9122 for more information.

Duration of Visit to Barbados

In addition to possessing valid return tickets, visitors coming to Barbados should provide proof of adequate funds for the duration of their stay to the satisfaction of the immigration officer at the port of entry.

Visitors wishing to extend their stay should apply to:

The Chief Immigration Officer
Immigration Department
Careenage House, The Wharf
Bridgetown, Barbados

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