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Bringing meat into Barbados

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Bringing meat into Barbados

Does anyone know if you can bring meat into Barbados? We are renting a Villa for a couple weeks and thought if we could bring a cooler of meat for BBQ's that would be great.

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11. Re: Bringing meat into Barbados

"And not everyone is from Texas."

Meaning what, exactly? No comprendo.

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Call George. I'm sure he understands what I meant.

P Kavanagh was asking "if" and I was "steering" him or her to the vasts amount of fresh fish that are available on the island. Whether he/she brings a cooler full of meat, or declines, that's his/her decision. Some people probably don't care for a lot of things. The state of Texas has nothing to do with it. Comprendo?

Either way, I hope P Kavanagh has a great time.

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"The state of Texas has nothing to do with it. Comprendo?"

Exactly. You're the one who brought it up, for some reason. And that would be "comprende", BTW.

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On one occasion when I brought meat into Barbados and my cooler was opened, I then had to buy a meat imporation licence (on the spot right in customs).

Yes lots of fresh fish. Especially if you have friends on the island or make some friends while you are there, they will appeciate some good beef.

Not to say you can't get some good beef on the island but as others have alluded to, it is $$$

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15. Re: Bringing meat into Barbados

I would really like to interject here and ask a couple of pertinent (I hope) questions!

How much meat are you planning to bring in?

Surely the few $$$'s per head won't break the bank???....It is bound to be more expensive here as most stuff is imported but it's not MASSIVELY different I'm sure.

As a couple of others have pointed out there is always fish, plus chicken local pork, local lamb etc... there's lots of choice here - the Supermarket is not a desert...

Just wanted to mention that.


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Sometimes Sarah,I do wonder if people actually look round Supermarkets or go to Pricemart!! Even with the drop in the GB Pound it's cheaper to get top quality steak in Barbados than in the UK, but then again Beef IS a lot cheaper in the US than in the UK, so I suppose it's where you come from. However, by the time you'v PAID to bring meat into Barbados--------Is it REALLy worth all the hassle ???

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For all the money which might or might not be saved is this really worth the hassle? How much do you expect to save by taking a few chops with you? This is like the weekly question. What currency should I take with me? Oh you might save a some cents if you take GB£ or US$ instead of Bardados$ and stand in a queue for half the day.

I am not a wealthy person but I do feel that when I vist Barbados and make use of the facilities the least I can do is put some money back into the community.

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P Kavanagh....

Much better selection of meat in North America than in Barbados so if there are some favorite cuts you want to bring in then I say go for it with your cooler.

It isn't always a matter of price although your Canadian $ is not doing quite as well against the US $ (and therefore the Barbados $) as it was a few months ago.

Hell if someone wants to use their baggage allowance (which they have usually paid a lot for in their ticket) to bring in whatever "comfort" foods they want -- awesome. I am sure most people that being their native indulgences with them will still sample and experience many things in Barbados.

Especially for self-catering, I always tell people if they are obsessive about a particular brand of coffee or peanut butter or whatever, why not bring it with them.

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19. Re: Bringing meat into Barbados

For anyone else interested in bringing meat into Barbados

on their holidyas you can get all the regulations from the Barbados govt website as stated by JoBarnes or google"regulations for bringing meat in Barbados" and the site will pop up. you can download the meat license permit in case you want to really bring in the beef/pork/veal.

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