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Bar­ba­dos Air­port — Grant­ley Adams Inter­na­tional


1. Immi­gra­tion & Pass­ports
2. Bar­ba­dos Visas
3. Coun­tries which require a Bar­ba­dos Visa

1. Apparel and Acces­sories
2. Beauty and Skin Care
3. Books, Mag­a­zines, News­pa­pers & Music
4. Car Rental
5. Con­ve­nience Stores
6. Fine Jew­ellery
7. Food and Bev­er­age
8. Liquor and Tobacco
9. Lug­gage and Leather
10. Sou­venirs & Local Craft
11. VIP Lounges
12. Other Ser­vices


Bar­ba­dos Duty Free Allowances
1. Alco­hol allowances
2. Restricted & Pro­hib­ited Items

Facil­i­ties at GAIA
Air­port Facilities

1. Depar­ture Tax

Bar­ba­dos Tourism Author­i­ties Around The World

Bar­ba­dos Air­port — Grant­ley Adams Inter­na­tional

Airport Fotolia 52752480 XS Bar­ba­dos has one air­port Grant­ley Adams Inter­na­tional (BGI) located in the south­east of the island, about 13km (8 miles) Bridgetown (the cap­i­tal city). Grant­ley Adams has a mod­ern feel and ‘The World Travel Awards’ has voted Grant­ley Adams “Caribbean’s Lead­ing Air­port” on three occa­sions. Addi­tion­ally in 2010 the Air­port Coun­cil Inter­na­tional (ACI) recog­nised the air­port as one of the best facil­i­ties in the region for ser­vice excellence.

When book­ing your ticket, pas­sen­gers seated on the left of the plane will be delighted to get a bird’s eye view of the islands west coast before landing:

Immi­gra­tion & Pass­ports: All indi­vid­u­als (Except Cari­com Nation­als), includ­ing all North Amer­i­can cit­i­zens (Amer­i­cans and Cana­di­ans), must be in pos­ses­sion of a valid pass­port and a valid return ticket to enter Bar­ba­dos.

Bar­ba­dos Visas: Bar­ba­dos Visas are required for cit­i­zens trav­el­ling from the fol­low­ing coun­tries. Visa appli­ca­tions cost $25 US (for a sin­gle entry) , have to be com­pleted in dupli­cate, and must be accom­pa­nied by two (2) pass­port size pho­tographs. A mul­ti­ple entry visa is $30 US. Appli­ca­tion forms are acces­si­ble here or at any of Bar­ba­dos Con­sulate, Bar­ba­dos Tourism Author­ity or Mis­sions over­seas. Con­tact your near­est Bar­ba­dos Tourism Author­ity Office for appli­ca­tion forms and other requirements.

Bag­gage Claim: Col­lect your bag­gage or utilise a porter to assist you with your bags, decide on a price and off you go.


Apparel and Fash­ion Accessories

    • Bijoux Terner: Bijoux Terner pro­vides all Fash­ion & Acces­sories in store for US $10. Tel: (1 246) 4280923 or 4204423
    • Run­way Fash­ion: Cloth­ing. Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext. 4475

Beauty and Skin Care

    • Earth Mother Botan­i­cals: Earth Mother Botan­i­cals offers sim­ply nat­ural, locally pro­duced soaps and other skin care prod­ucts from local plants and other indige­nous plants. Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext. 4470
    • Run­way Beauty: For Run­way style. Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext. 4470 .

Books, Mag­a­zines, News­pa­pers, and Music

    • Biway Books and Music: Books, Music News & More Tel: (1 246) 4180532 .

Car Rental

    • Cour­tesy Rent-​A-​Car: Pro­vid­ing car rental ser­vices in Bar­ba­dos since 1975. Tel: (1 246) 4182500
    • S&W Car Rental: Sim­ple & easy car rentals.Tel: (1 246) 4202926 or 4180805
    • Drive-​A-​Matic: One of the islands pre­mier car rental agen­cies. Tel: (1 246) 4223000 Toll Free: 1 800 581 8773

Con­ve­nience Stores

    • Sea Shell Con­ve­nience Store: Every­thing you need in one place. Tel: (1 246) 4189020 .

Fine Jew­ellery

    • Colom­bian Emer­alds: Offer­ing fine jew­ellery and designer watches. Tel: (1 246) 4207190 or 4287101 Ext.4721
    • Dia­monds Inter­na­tional. The largest fine jew­ellery and watch retailer in the Caribbean. Tel: (1 246) 4182300 or 4182301.

Food and Beverage

    • Chefette Restau­rants Ltd: Chefette Restau­rants first estab­lished in 1972 is the largest indige­nous restau­rant chain in Bar­ba­dos. Tel: (1 246) 4188770 or 4188771
    • Banks Bar: Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext.4613
    • Island Grill: Tel: (1 246) 4209011
    • Grab ‘N’ Go: Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext.4606/4634/4622
    • Asia Express: Tel: (1 246) 4286540 or 4287101 Ext.4446
    • Cream: Tel: (1 246) 4286540 or 4287101 Ext.4446
    • Gate Zero Bar: Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext.4653
    • Christophe’s Café: Tel: (1 246) 4206021 or 4287101 Ext.4444 .

Liquor and Tobacco

  • Bar­ba­dos Agri­cul­tural Devel­op­ment & Mar­ket­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (BADMC): Tel: 4207062
  • Cave Shep­herd (Arrivals Ter­mi­nal Only): This is your first chance to pur­chase liquor duty-​free on island and enjoy it dur­ing your stay! Tel: (1 246) 4202536
  • Run­way Duty Free: Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext. 4471
  • The Refin­ery Lim­ited: Tel: (1 246) 4200284

Lug­gage and Leather

  • Run­way Voy­ager: Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext. 4474 .

Sou­venirs & Local Craft

  • Best of Bar­ba­dos: A Large selec­tion of qual­ity art, crafts & sou­venirs, made in Bar­ba­dos. Tel: (1 246) 4204209
  • Ganzee: Tel: (1 246) 4184197 or 4287101 Ext.4197
  • Island Crafts: Tel: (1 246) 4280246
  • The Tamarind Seed Tel: (1 246) 4202857

VIP Lounges

  • Air­line Exec­u­tive Lounge: Tel: (1 246) 4189778 or 4203252 or 4202263
  • Club Caribbean VIP Lounge: Tel: (1 246) 4280994 or 4281752

Other Ser­vices

  • Sooth­ing Touch Da Spa: Tel: (1 246) 4288112


BE SURE to stop at the in-​bound Duty free shops this is the only point on island where you can buy duty free liquor to take into the island, but other duty free delights like per­fumes, choco­lates, etc are also avail­able.You can enter the island with roughly 1.75 lts of alco­hol. Notably there are sev­eral items which trav­ellers are pro­hib­ited from bring­ing into the island. Some of these restric­tions can be accessed below.

Bar­ba­dos Duty Free Allowances

Allowances: Gen­eral duty free allowances in Barbados.

Per­sonal Effects: Per­sonal effects are pas­sen­gers’ bag­gage con­tain­ing apparel and arti­cles for per­sonal use which a trav­eler may rea­son­ably require dur­ing his vaca­tion e.g. cloth­ing, cos­met­ics and acces­sories. In Your per­sonal Effects you are allowed 1 litre of potable spir­its or wine. All arti­cles in excess of this exemp­tion are sub­ject to the rel­e­vant duty and tax.

Alco­hol Allowances

You can bring in either, but not both, of the following:
1 litre of spir­its or strong liqueurs over 22 per cent volume
2 litres of for­ti­fied wine (such as port or sherry), sparkling wine or any other alco­holic drink that’s less than 22 per cent vol­ume.

Restricted and Pro­hib­ited Items

The impor­ta­tion of sev­eral items is restricted in Bar­ba­dos includ­ing pornog­ra­phy, cam­ou­flage, harm­ful chem­i­cals and ille­gal drugs. If these items are found, per­sons can expect to be pros­e­cuted to the fullest extent of the law. Addi­tion­ally items such as fruits and veg­eta­bles, plants, cut­tings, seeds, unprocessed plant prod­ucts, some fresh fruits are also pro­hib­ited. Requir­ing an import per­mit and a pho­to­san­i­tary cer­tifi­cate from the plant quar­an­tine sec­tion of the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture before arrival. Sim­ply email them at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Just out­side Bar­ba­dos Awaits catch a taxi, bus or rent a car and you will be at the hotel in a jiffy. The gen­eral taxi rates are just out­side cus­toms for your convenience.


Depart­ing the Island

The air­port drop off zone is right next to the tick­et­ing coun­ters, check in is usu­ally two hours before the flight and there are sev­eral out­bound duty free shops and restau­rants to sam­ple from upon arrival.

Depar­ture Tax

When it is time for you to leave the island the Depar­ture tax will be $55.00 BDS ($27.50 US) CASH (no credit cards are accepted). Check on The Sta­tus of your Flight to Grant­ley Adams Inter­na­tional Bar­ba­dos (BGI)


Air­port Facilities

  1. Money Exchange/​Cambios. Open 5:00 am – 9:00 pm daily
  2. Wheel­chair Ser­vice & Facil­i­ties for the Disabled
  3. Post Office
  4. Ambu­lance Centre
  5. ATMs
  6. Porter Ser­vices (Red Caps)
  7. Immi­gra­tion: A valid pass­port and a valid return ticket are now manda­tory to enter Barbados.
  8. Civil Avi­a­tion Depart­ment. Tel: (1 246) 4280930
  9. Envi­ron­men­tal and Port Health. Tel: (1 246) 4287101 ext 4642 /​Ramp Office Ext 4643
  10. Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture (Plant and Ani­mal Quar­an­tine) Tel: (1 246) 4287101 Ext 4649
  11. Mete­o­ro­log­i­cal Office. Tel: (1 246) 4289834
  12. Air­port Police Sta­tion. Tel: (1 246) 4182649

Things you are never allowed to take on Board click Below:

About Bar­ba­dos Des­ti­na­tions
Air­line Travel Coun­tries which require a Bar­ba­dos Visa
Shop­ping Bar­ba­dos Tourism Author­i­ties Around The World
Cur­rent Edi­ti­ton of Caribbean Dreams Magazine

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