Barbados visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Barbadian Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Burkina Faso can visit Barbados for a duration of 90 days without a visa.
  • Intending tourists from Burkina Faso are to provide a passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of arrival in Barbados. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping.
  • Visitors are to provide proof of accommodation for their stay in Barbados, which could be a hotel reservation or a letter from the host who is already living in Barbados.
  • Nationals of Burkina Faso visiting Barbados must provide a copy of their financial statement to show that they have enough money to take care of themselves for their entire stay in Barbados.
  • Tourists below the age of eighteen (18) travelling without a parent or guardian must have a letter of authorization from a parent or guardian.
  • Prospective visitors hoping to travel to Barbados can do so from any international airport in Burkina Faso. These airports can be found in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Some of the airlines that travellers can board from Burkina Faso to Barbados include Air Antilles Express, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, Air Antilles Express and Air France.
  • The estimated flight duration from Ouagadougou to Bridgetown, Barbados is 20 hours, 30 minutes as well as from Tenkodogo.
  • The official currency used in Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar(B$). The US Dollar is also acceptable in the country. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Christianity is the dominating religion in Barbados with about 95% of the population of the country. Other religions are Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Wicca, and Baha’i.
  • The power and socket plug used in Barbados is of Type A and B. The standard voltage is 115 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Barbados has a tropical climate and the weather is usually hot and sunny all year round, with over 3000 hours of sunshine each year. The rain comes in quick showers. The dry season lasts from January to June.
  • The official language in Barbados is English, however, Bajan is spoken majorly in an informal setting throughout the country.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $350 BBD a day for expenses while in Barbados.
  • Some delicacies tourists can try in Barbados include, cou cou, flying fish, rice and peas, cutters, etc.
  • Visitors can move around in Barbados with buses, taxis and car rental. Also, driving is on the left side.
  • Barbados make use of the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4), which put Burkina Faso four hours ahead in time.
  • Bathsheba, Crane Beach, Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Farley Hill National Park are fascinating places in Barbados that tourists can visit while in the country.
  • Visitors in Barbados are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Barbados safe for tourists?

Barbados is generally a safe place to travel, with great beaches, fine rum, beautiful resorts, excellent dining, and the energetic nightlife of St. Lawrence Gap. Tourists should still take the necessary precautions while in the country.

What is the best time of year to visit Barbados?

In terms of the weather, January to mid-April is the best time to visit Barbados. Although it's a couple of degrees cooler than other times of the year.

Is it safe to swim in Barbados?

 Barbados' beaches are not all patrolled by lifeguards. Always use your discretion when venturing out into the water for a swim. It is always advisable to stay within your depth when swimming anywhere on the island.

Can I travel to Barbados if am pregnant?

 Pregnant women or couples considering pregnancy should consult a healthcare practitioner prior to travelling to Barbados.