Travel Smart

Barbados is a very safe destination, however it is always wise to ensure you plan carefully and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and property; to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

Here are just a few tips:

  1. Make sure you travel with a valid passport or visa (if required). Also, bring another valid form of photo I.D., and photocopies of both I.D.'s in case of loss or theft.
  2. Persons seeking to obtain a Barbados driver's license should travel with a valid National or International license. All authorized car rental companies can issue you a driver's license.
  3. Give friends and family your contact information and itineraries in case of emergency. Additionally, you can register with your country’s embassy or consulate before you travel; that way your country is aware of your whereabouts.
  4. Keep luggage, handbags or backpacks in view at all times and keep your possessions close to your body.
  5. Don't take around large amounts of cash; credit cards and travelers cheques are more secure alternatives.
  6. Read up on local laws and practices before you get here, or as a start, you can peruse our 'Before you Travel' and 'Things to Know' sections.
  7. Only use taxis, tours and other transportation services with official markings. Only select transportation from official pickup points at transportation hubs.