Barbados is a beautiful island in the eastern Caribbean, surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Around the isalnd you will find sandy beaches and pretty botanical gardens. Being an independent British Commonwealth nation, you will find British influences throughout the island, such as traditional afternoon tea at plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey and cricket played as the national sport of Barbados.
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The hurricane season in Barbados normally runs from June to November. You should follow and monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. UK health authorities have classified Barbados as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. There is currently a spike in dengue cases. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Barbados, attacks can’t be ruled out, and crime is rare but there have been incidents including armed robbery and sexual assault.
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