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Barbados customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Barbados to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Barbados make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Barbados customs regulations.

Import regulations in Barbados

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

There is no duty free allowance for the import of cigarettes into Barbados.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 1 litre of spirits;
  • and 1 litre of wine.

Other goods

  • Gifts up to a value of BD$100.
  • 60mL perfume and 300mL of other scented products.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Foreign rum.
  • Matches.
  • Camouflage clothing and material.
  • Pornography.
  • Illicit drugs.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Pets require an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture. For further information, please visit Barbardos Pet Care.
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs.
  • Meat and meat products require a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs.

Information has been updated: .