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Barbados - Drugs, Health and Cultural Differences

Drugs While Barbados is a little safer than other islands, it shares with its neighbors a penchant for the drug trade. The Caribbean locales serve as stopover points for drug trade between South America and more norther

Barbados Roads

Driving in Barbados can get quite exciting. People here drive on the left side of the road, so take note if you hail from a country of right-side riders. Travelers say roads have little signage and lighting and are often

Barbados Crime Dangers

Barbados is a lovely island nation home to Rihanna, coconuts and pleasant weather. It’s an overall nice vacation spot, but it’s not without its dangers, especially at night. This country generally has a lower rate o

Recommended vaccinations for Barbados

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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