Barbados is the leading destination for tourist to Caribbean region
Barbados has a literacy rate of 99.9%
Barbados is the 53rd richest country in the world
Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles on the west indices in the Caribbean region of North America.
Its capital city is Bridgetown. Barbados has a population of about 287,010 and a land size of 432km2 . It is bordered to the north-east by Martinique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadian’s to the west, Trinidad and Tobago to the south and Grenada to the south-west.
The official Language of Barbados is English and the inhabitants are called Barbadians. Majority of Barbadians are of African descent. Here are the reason you will not regret taking a trip the explore Barbados.
10) Barbados is a tourism rich country.
It is considered the leading destinations for tourist to the Caribbean region with most of the tourist coming from United Kingdom. Notable tourist attractions in Barbados include;
–Andromeda Botanic Gardens
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-The Beaches of Carlisle Bay
-Animal Flower Cave
-St. Nicholas Abbey
9) People in Barbados are derived from all human races
Culture of Barbados is a blend of West African, Portuguese, Creole, Indian and British. This makes visits to Barbados less stressful as the culture of Barbados is derived from across all races.
8) Barbados has a literacy rate of 99.9%. Communication with people in Barbados for Anglophone countries is stress free as almost every person in Barbados has some degree of education.
7) Barbados is a Music rich country.
The music of Barbados includes distinctive national styles of folk and popular music, including elements of Western classical and religious music. The culture of Barbados is a syncretic mix of African and British elements, and the island’s music reflects this mix through song types and styles, instrumentation, dances, and aesthetic principles. In music, nine-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna (born in Saint Michael) is one of Barbados’s best-known artists and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, selling over 200 million records worldwide
6) Barbados Islands is the 53rd rich country in the world in terms of GDP
Most of its income is derived from tourism, sugarcane production and manufacturing industry. Tourists in Barbados do not pay tax when shopping in stores along the beaches.
5) Barbados is a country with rich traditional foods.
Bajan cuisine is a mixture of African, Indian, Irish, Creole and British influences. A typical meal consists of a main dish of meat or fish, normally marinated with a mixture of herbs and spices, hot side dishes, and one or more salads. The meal is usually served with one or more sauces. The national dish of Barbados is Cou-Cou & Flying Fish with spicy gravy. Another traditional meal is “Pudding and Souse” a dish of pickled pork with spiced sweet potatoes. A wide variety of seafood and meats are also available.
4) Barbados Islands has as many registered cars as human beings.
Transport in Barbados is way too convenient than you may think. Transport on the island is relatively convenient with “route taxis” called “ZRs” (pronounced “Zed-Rs”) travelling to most points on the island.
3) Barbados has a low to moderate crime rate. Barbados is generally a safe country with low level of crimes committed. However one needs to take the necessary precautions when living in Barbados.
2) Barbados Islands has some of the best hotels in the world.
With most of the hotels located along the beaches, one can easily find a relaxing environment when touring the country of Barbados. Some of which includes; Yellow bed Hotel, South Gap Hotel, coral reef club etc
1) Beaches in Barbados are generally clean
Beaches in Barbados are considered very clean and this accounts for high number of returns visitations to The Island by tourist.
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Germany Visa application for Ghanaians
The German Embassy in Accra is responsible for processing visa applications of residents of
GHANA, LIBERIA and SIERRA LEONE.
The German Embassy in Accra processes Schengen visa applications on behalf of ESTONIA
for residents of GHANA.
Germany Visa application for Ghanaians
All applicants have to apply in person at the German Embassy in Ghana. Appointments can only be
booked through the Embassy’s Online Appointment System.
The processing of Schengen visa applications in general takes 7 days. Applicants are
encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of their intended travel date to allow
sufficient time for processing. Applications can be submitted up to 3 months before the
intended travel date.
The visa fee is 60.00Euro, only payable in cash in Ghana Cedi at the current exchange
rate of the Embassy. The processing fee is not refundable in case of denial of the visa.
Visa application forms are free of charge and are available on the website of the Embassy
Documents handed in prior to the appointment date cannot be accepted.
in addition to the standard requirements, additional supporting documents may be required,
depending on the specific nature of your application. The Embassy does not return forms,
photos or any documents in case of refusal or if the application is withdrawn. Fraudulent
documents may be sent to the relevant authorities.
In case of visa refusal, the applicant or an authorized third party may appeal in writing
against the refusal stating the file number and mailing address (P.O. Box) of the applicant.
Further supporting documents and background information should be provided with the
appeal letter. Please note that processing of appeals in general takes at least 4 weeks.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR Germany Visa application for Ghanaians
Every applicant is asked to provide the following mandatory documents ie original plus 1 legible
copy of each document, unless otherwise specified at the appointment day, after having
booked an appointment via the Embassy’s website: www.accra.diplo.de/appointment
completed and signed visa application form for Schengen visa
signed declaration according to Sec. 54 Par. 2 No. 8 of the German Residence Act
1 recent passport picture with white background (please do not attach to form!)
visa fee of 60.00 Euro, only payable in cash in Ghana Cedi
valid passport and 1 copy of the passport data page
Validity of passport must exceed the duration of intended stay in Germany by at least 3
months. Passport must contain at least 2 blank pages and must have been issued within
the past 10 years.
previous passports, if available
original birth certificate of the applicant, based on the first registration
if minors (below 18 years of age) are not accompanied by both parents: parental consent of
both parents and copies of their passport/photo ID. In case of sole parental custody,
adequate proof has to be provided (e.g. court order, death certificate of other parent).
flight reservation for round-trip (no ticket required)
travel health insurance, covering entire duration of stay and valid for all Schengen States
proof of accommodation / hotel reservation
proof of sufficient financial means for intended stay
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