Barbados Fact Sheet

Barbados Country Profile

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for Barbados
EmbassyEmbassies and consulates | Barbados (Government of Canada)
Entry RequirementsArrival in Barbados
Visa InformationGOV.BB (
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Bajan Dollar
Cultural Insights

Hofstede Country Comparison -- Barbados

Health Information

Office of Student Services | The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados - Health & Wellness (

Students with DisabilitiesOffice of Student Services | The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados - Disabilities (
Solo Female TravelBarbados Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice (
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Emergency Numbers

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Country Facts

Capital cityBridgetown
LanguageEnglish is the official language of Barbados but Dialect is mostly spoken by the wide cross-section of the people of Barbados.
CurrencyBarbados Dollar (US currency widely accepted)
Phone Code+246
Time ZoneUTC-4
Drives onLeft
Plug TypesType A, Type B
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionAnglicanism is the official religion of Barbados but the island is also home to more than 100 religions including but not limited to Moravian, Pentecostal, Spiritual Baptist, Roman Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses.
Significant Dates

First Monday in August -- Kadooment Day