Barbados requires individuals travelling on passports or travel documents issued from some countries to obtain an entry visa prior to travel.

Click here to find out the countries for which Barbados requires visitors to first obtain a Visa.  

Where can I get additional information?

Visit the Barbados Immigration Department website for further information on Barbados’ entry visa requirements.

Hotel accommodation in Bridgetown

Participants are responsible for arranging their own hotel accommodation at their own cost. Discount accommodation rates are currently being discussed and this section will be updated regularly. We invite you to have a look at the hotels listed below: 


Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown, Barbados  (website)

The Garrison Historic Area, Hastings Christ Church, BB15156 Bridgetown 

Tel: +1 246-625-0000

Radisson Aquatica Resort (website)

Aquatic Gap, Bridgetown, Saint Michael BB14023 

Tel: +1 246-426-4000

Blue Horizon Hotel (website)

Rockley Beach, Christ Church 

Tel: + 1 (246) 435-8916

Savannah Beach Club Barbados (website)

Hasting Main Road, Christ Church. 

Tel: +1 (246) 434-6835

Coconut Court Beach Hotel (website)

Garrison Historic Area | Hastings | Christ Church | BB15156 

Tel: +1 (246) 427-1655

Hotel Pom Marine (website)

Marine Gardens Hastings, Bridgetown. 

Tel: +1 246-228-5389

Yellow Bird Hotel (website)

Saint Lawrence Gap Christ Church BB, BB15018, Oistins, Christ Church Barbados 

Tel: +1 (246) 622-8444/5

Sugar Bay Barbados (website)Garrison Historic Area, Christ Church, Bridgetown BB15158 Tel: +1 (246) 622-1120
Palm Garden Hotel Barbados (website)

Worthing, Christ Church, Bridgtown, Barbados, BB15008 

Tel: +1 (246) 621-7256

Coral Mist Beach Hotel (website)

Worthing Christ Church, BB15130 

Tel: + 1 (246) 435-7712

Dover Beach Hotel (website)St Lawrence Gap, BB15026, Barbados
Tel: +1 (246) 428 8076



Useful information

The dates of the SEforALL Global Forum are 11-14 March 2025.

  • 11th March 2025: Pre-Forum Meetings (mainly invite only)
  • 12th – 13th March 2025: SEforALL Global Forum
  • 14th March 2025: Green Expeditions (Projects Site Visits)

The Venue

The 2025 SEforALL Global Forum will take place on 12 -13 March 2025 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center (LESC), Two Mile Hill St.Michael BB11093 Barbados.The Organising Team will arrange a shuttle bus service between the venue and the main hotels of the area.

Arriving by plane

Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) (IATA: BGI, ICAO: TBPB) is the international airport of Barbados. It is about 13 kilometers from the center of the capital city Bridgetown, in an area officially known as Seawell.

The Grantley Adams International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes (14 km) from the Forum venue, the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center (LESC).

Connection between airport and Bridgetown

There are two main options to get from the Airport to Bridgetown: taxi or bus. Taking an airport taxi or private transfer is the quickest transfer option, with a journey time of 25 minutes; a local cab will charge you around $37 (BBD 74) to cover this route. You can get a taxi from the airport terminal grounds.

The Line 27 bus, on the other hand, takes closer to 40 minutes to reach Bridgetown and costs $2 (BBD 4) per traveler.

For more information about Barbados Public Bus Transport, please visit https://www.transportboard.com/  

Hotel Shuttles and Private Transfer at Grantley Adams International Airport

Many hotels have shuttle services though some might require prior reservations. Please confirm if this service is available at your accommodation.

Passenger pick-up and drop off passengers in front of the terminal grounds of the airport.

Fares may vary for this service. Please call the hotel front desk for further information.

Generally, transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you want comfort after your flight to Barbados.

Prices are around US $50.00 per person.

Click here to book a private transfer.

Travel insurance and health information

SEforALL is not responsible for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property, and for any other costs or losses that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation. In this context, it is strongly recommended that you obtain international medical insurance for the entire period of participation, including travel time.


Please note that English will be the official language of the 2025 SEforALL Forum.

Power Sockets

For Barbados, there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.  

Barbados operates on a 115V supply voltage and 50Hz. You may need a power plug travel adapter for sockets type A and B.


Security and access will be enforced at the 2025 SEforALL Forum. Registration badges must be displayed at all times. Registration and badges are not transferrable and under no circumstances should your badge be lent to another participant.  

Currency Exchange

The Barbados dollar is the national currency of the island of Barbados. The currency is abbreviated as BBD in the foreign exchange market and is often represented by the symbol Bds$.

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted. Some businesses, including the majority of supermarkets, require you to show a valid photo ID when you use your credit or debit card, and some might request your passport.  

International dialing code

For Barbados: +1 - 246

Useful phone numbers

  • Ambulance - Dial 511
  • Fire - Dial 311
  • Police - Dial 211
  • Barbados Coast Guard - (246)427-8819.

Weather in March  

March is typically a dry month and it's one of the best times to visit Barbados weather-wise. Days are usually hot with balmy evenings, so visitors should pack light and cool clothing.

Daytime high: 30°C / 86°F
Nighttime low: 23°C / 73°F


Wondering what the best events, festivals and itineraries are in Barbados? Then look no further! There are daily island tours, historic walks, sporting events, culinary experiences and more. On any given day there is something for everyone to enjoy on this tropical island. Click here to find out more!