A REMOTE WORK & TRAVEL GUIDE TO BARBADOS
As the first country to create their Barbados Welcome Stamp as a response to Covid for remote workers to stay for up to a year, Barbados is the perfect location for digital nomads to explore. Located in the Caribbean and ripe with culture, incredible activities and recreational sports, beaches, delectable culinary dishes and vibrant nightlife has this smaller island be a perfect destination for months on end. Barbados is unique with a wide diversity of beaches, cities, and wildlife to explore across this smaller island nestled off the tail end of the Caribbean islands, just north of Venezuela. With high-speed WiFi and infrastructure for tourism, the island hosts many ideal hotels and cafes for remote workers to enjoy the cool breeze, breathtaking views, and still get their work done while immersing themselves in the vibrant, progressive culture.
EXPLORE BARBADOS BEST
Dining & Ent.
LOCAL INFO OVERVIEW
CURRENCY & COST
The USA and Barbados dollar are pegged at an exchange rate of US$1 = BDS$1.98. US dollars are accepted island-wide and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and traveller's cheques.
Crypto currencies are being more widely adopted.
While public transit from busses and cabs are available to navigate this small island (~1hr tip to tip) and many local experiences are walkable or bikeable. Short and long-term or private rentals are also available.
Generally, the island has high-speed internet at ~75mb/sec. For extended-stays visitors can use local SIM cards or explore the alternative of renting a cell phone locally - contact Cable & Wireless at 1-800-804-2994 or visit them online at www.bmobile.com.bb or contact Digicel online at digicelbarbados.com
CLIMATE & SEASONS
Barbados is consistently roughly 30°C / 86°F throughout the year. Tropical rainstorms occur in the hurricane season which runs from June to October ("June too soon, October all over!"). Peak season for most travelers is mid-December to mid-April.
CUSTOMS & CULTURE
+ On October 1, 2010 a no smoking law went into effect for Barbados from coast to coast in public.
+ There are severe penalties for drug offenses including possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.
+ It is against the law for anyone, even children, to dress in camouflage clothing or carry items made with camouflage material as it is for military use only.
VISA & ENTRY REQS
All visitors to Barbados must have a passport and valid return ticket to be allowed entry here. The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay here.
Most countries do not require a visa to visit Barbados, so please check here to see if one is required of your country.
Things To Know
+ Passport valid for duration of your trip.
+ Return ticket to country of residence.
+ Intended Address.
+ Evidence of personal support.
+ A child under the age of eighteen (18) travelling without a parent/guardian must have a letter of authorization from parent/guardian.