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Are you planning on going to Barbados?

If you're planning a trip to Barbados, make sure you get the right travel insurance cover. Here are some of the things you'll need to take into account when looking for a policy:

  • The cost of your trip – If you have to cancel your holiday, you'll want to know you'll get your money back
  • The activities you're likely to be doing - If you're planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our travel insurance for hazardous activities policy
  • Any medical conditions you may have – We can consider any condition but you might have to pay a bit extra to be covered. Our online medical screening system makes this quick and easy
  • And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Barbados from the FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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What’s covered with travel insurance to Barbados?

As standard, our policies cover over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Barbados, have a read of our policy documents here.

We’ve put together some handy facts, along with some other important information that you might want to know before your trip to Barbados:

Currency

Barbadian dollar

Most common languages spoken

English

Capital

Bridgetown

Continent

North America

Population

Approx. 285,000

Plug type

Plug type A and B

Driving side

Left-hand side

Seasons

Spring - March to May

Summer - June to August

Autumn - September to November

Winter - December to February

Laws

Local laws and customs

Do you need a visa for Barbados?

No, you don’t need a visa to enter Barbados as a visitor from the UK. When you arrive in Barbados, you'll usually be given a specific time period that you’re allowed to stay; if you want to stay for longer than originally granted, you can apply and pay for an extension of stay through the Barbados Immigration Department.

Healthcare in Barbados

Public and private healthcare services are available in Barbados and are well equipped, easily assessable and of a high standard, but can be quite expensive. That’s why it’s important to make sure that adequate medical travel insurance is purchased prior to travel to ensure you’re covered, should anything happen.

It’s important to make sure you speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

You can find more information about healthcare in Barbados.

Did you know…?

  • Portuguese explorer, Pedro Campos, originally named the island of Barbados 'Los Barbados', which actually means 'the bearded ones'. The name was given to the island because the figs trees had such long hanging roots that it looked like they had beards.

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