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Currency

General Tips-BarbadosThe currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD).

When preparing for your Barbados vacation, remember that the Barbados Dollar is converted at the rate of $1.98 BDS to $1.00 U.S.

The Barbados Dollar is fixed to the U.S Dollar and its rate does not change. Its rate to other currencies however, changes daily based on their changes relative to the U.S. Dollar.

During your travels around Barbados you will find that US currency is accepted across the island, and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and travellers cheques. Of course, most Barbados hotels and other lodgings also accept these various forms of payment as well.

Barbados banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Dollars.

Barbados coins are issued as 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents and 1 Dollar.

FAST FACTS ABOUT BARBADOS

flag-map of barbadosVisa - Not required for US, EU or Commonwealth visitors.
Money - Barbados dollar (B$ or BBD); B$1 = US$0.50 = €0.32 = UK£0.25
Official name - Barbados
Departure tax - Departure Tax of BDS $55 (US $ 27.50) applies to all passengers over 2 years old leaving Barbados. Most airlines include this with the cost of the ticket, but passengers should always check to be sure.
Area - 432 sq km
Population - 282,000
Famous for - Beaches, rum, flying-fish sandwiches
Country code - 246
Capital - Bridgetown
People - Barbadian (formal), Bajan (slang)