Travel Insurance for Barbados

Before jetting off to Barbados, make sure you have a suitable Travel Insurance policy.
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Are you excited about your holiday to Barbados? For peace of mind, don’t forget your Travel Insurance.

Barbados is a small island republic in the SouthEastern Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Just make sure you have Travel Insurance for Barbados so you can set off with confidence that you’re covered should something not go to plan.

You can’t visit Barbados without relaxing on one of the many white sandy beaches. Why not enjoy a stroll along the shores of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean? Most of the hotels are very close to the beach. If not, they have their own private beach! Alongside the shores are local vendors selling ice-cold beverages at affordable prices.

The West Coast and the East Coast of the island are very different. The West Coast is more popular for tourism, with its vast beaches, transparent sea and lavish hotels, whereas the East Coast is less commercial. Rugged cliffs and rock formations offer more of a day trip or short excursion than a week-long holiday, unless you’re visiting Barbados for adventure.
The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown, where the rich history dates back hundreds of years and is influenced by numerous cultures. While wandering down the streets of Bridgetown, you’ll see the architecture of Victorian England: roads, buildings, and bridges, all preserved by the Barbadian government.

Few people know that Barbados produces some of the finest coffee in the Caribbean. Appreciate the taste while you watch the world go by. Remember your Travel Insurance to ensure you enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.

 

Learn more about Barbados before your holiday

You’ll want to know everything you can about Barbados before jetting off! We have created a list of items you should include in your itinerary.

Indulge in the Rum

Dress codes vary depending on location. In most coastal resorts and major cities, you can wear what you wish – but if you’re travelling to more rural or religious areas of the country, you should dress more conservatively. For instance, both men and women should cover their arms and shoulders. If you decide to visit a Mosque, you should take extra precautions and keep your hair covered.

Food glorious food

Past the paradise beaches, Barbados is known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. Their cuisine is a melting pot of cultures, with flavours from all over the world. The ingredients are fresh and home-grown! There’s a surprise in taste with every mouthful! 

Don’t Swim on the East Coast

If there is something you can’t miss out on when visiting Barbados, it is the beaches! But unless you are an experienced surfer or swimmer, we recommend avoiding the East Coast of the island. The currents are strong, and the riptides make swimming ill-advised. The furthest you should go is paddling up to your ankles or exploring the tide pools.

Be careful of the Nesting Sea Turtles

Barbados is lucky to have hawksbill, leatherback, green, and occasionally loggerhead turtles. It’s an incredible experience to be able to say you’ve seen or swam with these magnificent creatures. However, if you do see them nesting on the shore, do not touch them. Instead, call the Barbados Sea Turtle Project’s 24-hour turtle hotline at 230-0142.

Why do you need Travel Insurance for Barbados?

Travel Insurance for Barbados provides cover should something go wrong before or during your trip. At Just Travel Cover we believe that age and medical history should not be barriers to travel – that’s why there’s no age limit on our policies and cover for hundreds of medical conditions. Your policy will provide cover for cancellation, medical emergencies, loss or theft of baggage and belongings, and much more, providing peace of mind so that you can travel with confidence.

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    What should I take into account for my Travel Insurance to Barbados?

    When planning your trip to Barbados, you must ensure you get the right Travel Insurance. You should take the following into account;

    • The cost of your trip: If you need to cancel your trip, you’ll need to know how much money you can get back, We can provide cancellation cover up to £12,500 per person.
    • Any activities you might be interested in, as you might need extra cover for adventure or extreme sports.
    • Any pre-existing conditions; use our online screening process to ensure your Travel Insurance covers all your needs.

    What should I take into account for my Travel Insurance to Barbados?

    When planning your trip to Barbados, you must ensure you get the right Travel Insurance. You should take the following into account;

    • The cost of your trip: If you need to cancel your trip, you’ll need to know how much money you can get back, We can provide cancellation cover up to £12,500 per person.
    • Any activities you might be interested in, as you might need extra cover for adventure or extreme sports.
    • Any pre-existing conditions; use our online screening process to ensure your Travel Insurance covers all your needs.

    Is medical treatment free in Barbados?

    In 2016, the UK-Barbados reciprocal healthcare agreement was terminated. So, free healthcare in Barbados is no longer available to tourists. It’s imperative to have Travel Insurance that covers you for medical emergencies when you are in Barbados. Medical treatment in Barbados can easily run into the thousands and might even involve being transferred to a different island for certain medical care – you need to know your insurance will cover the bills.

    Is medical treatment free in Barbados?

    In 2016, the UK-Barbados reciprocal healthcare agreement was terminated. So, free healthcare in Barbados is no longer available to tourists. It’s imperative to have Travel Insurance that covers you for medical emergencies when you are in Barbados. Medical treatment in Barbados can easily run into the thousands and might even involve being transferred to a different island for certain medical care – you need to know your insurance will cover the bills.

      How much does Travel Insurance for Barbados cost?

      The price of Travel Insurance for Barbados can vary and depends on many factors like age, length of trip and medical history. The good news is that at Just Travel Cover you can compare multiple insurers in one place. Each policy is bespoke to your needs, and we always aim to provide a bronze, silver and gold option for each insurer.

      How much does Travel Insurance for Barbados cost?

      The price of Travel Insurance for Barbados can vary and depends on many factors like age, length of trip and medical history. The good news is that at Just Travel Cover you can compare multiple insurers in one place. Each policy is bespoke to your needs, and we always aim to provide a bronze, silver and gold option for each insurer.

        Cover for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

        • Emergency medical, hospital and medical expenses up to £15m
        • Repatriation (the cost of getting you home)
        • Emergency dental care
        • Accommodation expenses
        • 24 hour medical assistance line

         

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