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06BRIDGETOWN2250
2006-12-27 17:39:00
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Embassy Bridgetown
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COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR GREEN TO TRAVEL TO BARBADOS

Tags:   ASEC  OTRA  AMGT  EAID  OVIP  BB  XL 
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DE RUEHWN #2250 3611739
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 271739Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN
TO RUEHMI/USOFFICE FRC FT LAUDERDALE IMMEDIATE 2016
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3969
						UNCLAS BRIDGETOWN 002250 

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: ASEC OTRA AMGT EAID OVIP BB XL
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR GREEN TO TRAVEL TO BARBADOS

REF: SECSTATE 199603



1. Embassy Bridgetown grants country clearance to Robert Green,
IRM/TSI/Employee, to provide computer logistics during office move,
travel to Barbados on or about January 9-16, 2007.



2. Reservations are confirmed at the South Beach Resort and Vacation
Club, Rockley at Accra, Christ Church - Tel: 246-435-8561 -
confirmation no. 200701228. Embassy point of contact is USAID
representative James Goggin, phone: 1(246) 228-8070, fax:
1(246)228-8589. Mr. Green will be met on arrival.



3. TDY personnel should bring fund cites or credit cards to cover
the cost of incidental administrative charges, such as official
international in-country long distance telephone calls.
International calling cards are recommended.



4. The exchange rate is 2 Barbados dollars(BDS)for 1 U.S. dollar.
You should bring enough U.S. dollar bills to pay the taxi. However,
u.s. currency, traveler's checks and credit cards are routinely and
widely accepted here.



5. Entry requirements: No visa is required of u.s. government
personnel traveling on an official or diplomatic passport.
Personnel planning to stay longer than 28 day must get either a visa
or permission to stay for an extended period prior to the expiration
of the initial 28 days. For further information, travelers may
contact the Embassy of BARBADOS, 2144 WYOMING AVENUE, N.W.,
WASHINGTON D.c. 20008, telephone 1-202-939-9200.



8. The following general information pertains to transportation,
security and health considerations in the eastern Caribbean:

Security
In the eastern Caribbean, foot travel outside of
well-established tourist areas is not generally recommended
especially at night. be vigilant when using public telephones or
ATM facilities near roadsides or quiet areas. As in many u.s.
metropolitan areas, wearing expensive jewelry, carrying expensive
objects, or carrying large amounts of cash should be avoided.
Visitors should also safeguard valuables while at the beach. While
hotels are generally safe, many visitors have experienced loss of
unattended items. Hotel burglaries are not uncommon, and all
valuables should be locked in room safes.

Health Information


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Throughout the eastern Caribbean, the most likely threat to a
visitor's health is sunburn. It takes several weeks to become
accustomed to the heat and humidity. Prolonged exposure to the sun,
without protection, causes sunburn and may ultimately result in
sun-damaged skin or even skin cancer. Sunscreens should be used for
protection. In Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent the major
health threat is dengue fever, transmitted by mosquito. Dengue
cases are most often seen in the summer months. Persons should
therefore protect themselves with insect repellant. There is also a
growing number of HIV/AIDS cases reported. The eastern Caribbean
enjoys clean and safe drinking water. Only routine boosters for
immunizations (i.e. tetanus, diphtheria, and oral polio vaccine) are
required when traveling to this region. Barbados has the best
medical facilities of all the islands in the region and most of the
medical specialties have practitioners here. in the event of a
critical medical emergency on any other eastern Caribbean island, it
is advisable the traveler seek medical attention in either
Bridgetown or Miami.

OURISMAN