Travel season is finally here! If you are one of those travelers who wanted to get a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea, then this is the perfect opportunity. One of the great travel destinations that you can visit are the Caribbean islands. How about visiting Barbados?
Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island country found in the Lesser Antilles, West Indies. Aside from pristine beaches, the country will also fascinate you with their botanical gardens, 17th-century plantation houses, the famous Harrison’s Cave and more. Their capital is also listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. With this, you can now already look forward to a great journey. But of course, you need to prepare yourself and other documents for your scheduled travel. One of the things that you should be ready with is your passport as well as your visa.
Applying for Visa
Some people are captivated with the beauty of the country that is why they just decided to stay. For those visiting the country, you are required to get a visitor visa. There are exceptions for those citizens who are from countries included in the Caribbean Community or CARICOM. You will need a requisite visa if you are interested in working or studying here. To study or to work, all visa applicants are needed to undergo the required medical assessment. You will be having the medical tests upon your arrival in the clinic designated by the Barbados government.
Medical tests such as Syphilis blood test and Mid-stream urine test are some of the tests that you can get before you travel. Make sure that you well-aware of your vaccinations to avoid further hassles with your Barbados Visa Medical procedure. Here are the vaccinations required when you are traveling to Barbados:
Typhoid and Hepatitis A are highly advised before your travel. Hence, you should be knowledgeable with the routine vaccinations that you should have. It is better to get all the required vaccinations and medical tests not just as it is a requirement but also it for your safety.
What to do next?
Once you are done with the required medicals, then it is time for you to obtain your visa finally. You can get this document in the Immigration Department, in Bridgetown. This department issues various work permits and even all types of visa. The country’s missions and consulates abroad also have the power to issue visitor visas. So if you are just near the consulate, you can already get your visitor visa.
The average processing period for a visa can take from two weeks up to six weeks. It depends on the type of document that you are waiting. It may take time but to experience what it is like to live, study or even work in Barbados is worthwhile. It is also important to note that your passport should be valid for your entire stay in the country. Make sure that you have with you your return ticket and your passport to make sure that you will be allowed entering the country.
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