Visas are not required for stays up to 28 days for tourism and business travel,however a valid passport is required with at least 1 blank visa page. Swift recomends having at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport at all times to travel. Below are the travel requirements per the US Department of State, please cross-reference this website for any recent changes and more detailed information.
US citizens must have a valid US passport to enter Barbados. No visa is needed to enter Barbados for stays up to 28 days. All US citizens traveling outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter the United States. This extended to all sea travel (except closed-loop cruises), including ferry service on June 1, 2009. Travelers must now present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document such as a passport or a passport card for entry to the United States. While passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are sufficient for entry into the United States, they may not be accepted by the particular country you plan to visit; please be sure to check with your cruise line and countries of destination for any foreign entry requirements. We strongly encourage all US. citizen travelers to apply for a U.S. passport or passport card well in advance of anticipated travel.
NOTE: Be aware that Caribbean cruises that begin and end in the US (closed loop cruises) do not require that you travel with a valid passport. However, should you need to disembark due to an emergency and you do not have a valid passport, you may encounter difficulties entering or remaining in a foreign country. You may also have difficulty attempting to re-enter the United States by air because many airlines will require a valid passport before allowing you to board the aircraft. As such, westrongly recommend that you always travel abroad with your valid passport.
Your nationality, purpose of visit, length of visit, and number of desired entries effect whether or not you need a visa to this country. Swift does not store all possible combinations of passport and visa requirements, but we are happy to research whether or not you need a visa and what the requirements are if you do need a visa. We do this by visiting a consulate website, going to the actual consulate, or calling the consulate for more information. If you would like us to research visa requirements for you, please fill out the Research Request Form, and a Swift representative will contact you within 24-48 hours with the requirement list for your visa. If at all possible, we will get back to you in the same day. Research requests are $15/request.
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Swift Passport Services is a non-government, third party service that acts as a professional emissary between the user, the U.S. Department of State and various foreign consulates to secure Expedited U.S. Passports and Expedited Visa Service in as little as 1 business day. If you do not wish to use a third party service to obtain your passport or visa, please consult the U.S. Department of State website for further instruction.