When going on any holiday it is important to ensure your trip is as successful as possible. From beach holidays to city breaks, you need to check the visa requirements for the holiday you are going on in order to make sure you enjoy your trip without the stress of worrying about visas.
The entry requirements for Barbados vary depending on where you are visiting from. UK travellers are advised to check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for the most up-to-date visa information.
It is travellers' responsibility to ensure they are able to travel to Barbados and that they obtain the correct permissions for doing so.
If you are not a British citizen please do check with your country's relevant embassy for the most reliable and up-to-date information.
Your holiday is important and to enjoy your trip you should make sure you're aware of the customs of the country you are visiting. You should take advice before travelling as to the local laws and customs in Barbados. The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth office provides information to LGBT travellers through its 'Know Before You Go' campaign
. Below we provide a guide to the present legislation regarding LGBT rights in Barbados to help you make an informed decision about your holiday.
Barbados is a destination many gay travellers visit without incidence. It is illegal to be gay in Barbados and public displays of affection should be exercised with caution. The Bajan people are welcoming though and there is an active gay community on the island.
As a gay traveller you can expect to receive a warm welcome in Barbados, but do tread carefully and ensure that you are discreet. Public displays of affection for gay people in Barbados are best kept behind closed doors.