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Country Information

Barbados

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
in addition to:
  • Banknotes in US Dollars (USD)

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15

Credit cards

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
  • Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Barbados dollar BBD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
BBD 1 =~ CHF 0.55 ; CHF 1 =~ BBD 1.82 (09/2019)
Import local currency
unlimited; must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Export local currency
prohibited
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported and declared (minus exchange)
Note
  • Cash payment in USD nearly everywhere possible.
  • Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
English

Capital

Bridgetown

Country code for calling Switzerland

011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

St. Thomas, 24, Cane Garden Heights
Tel.: +1 246 425 32 81

Opening hours

Banks
9.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Thu)
9.00 - 13.00 h / 15.00 - 17.00 h (Fri)
Stores
9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 16.00 h (Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
Local driver's license required for car rentals.

Health situation

Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Wearing military style clothing is illegal.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.