Tourist Sim FAQs


Q. What is a tourist sim?

A.     A tourist sim is a prepaid sim card that allows travelers to purchase special plans with talk, text and data on our local FLOW mobile network.

Q. Who is the tourist sim for?

A. All inbound short term tourist visiting Barbados.


Q.    What are the tourist plans and cost?

A.       They are two tourist plans that you can purchased. A 1 day or 7 day plan which are found in the table below.


1 Day

7 Day


$20 BBD

$40 BBD




Local Flow Calls & Text






WhatsApp Chat




*Anywhere minutes = other local networks, USA, Canada, UK Fixed Lines and Flow Caribbean mobiles

Q. How do you purchase a tourist sim?

A. The following locations are approved for distribution of tourist sims.

-        Flow Retail stores


Sheraton Centre

Highway 6

Sargeants Village

Christ Church

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Sky Mall

Mall International Haggatt Hall

St. Michael

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM


The Dome Mall


St. Michael

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Swan Street


St. Michael

Monday to Thursday, Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


-        Field agents at port of entry (only on select days and can be identified by flow shirts)

How do I activate a tourist sim?

A.     Tourist sims can be acitivated online at Instructions will be provided with your sim card.


Q. Can I purchase another tourist plan after my plan expires?

A.     Yes! You can purchase another plan via or by visiting any retail store or authorised FLOW partner.

Q. How can I check my tourist plan minutes and data?

A. You can check by dialing *129# for the main menu.



Q.    Will I be able to participate in prepaid promotions while using a tourist sim card?

A. No, you will NOT be able to participate in any local prepaid promotions.

Q. How do I check my voicemail?

A. To check your voicemail dial *123

Q. Does my plan include international minutes?

A. Yes! You have 25 international mins on the 1-day plan and 75 international mins on the 7-day to be used for USA, Canada, UK Landlines and Flow Caribbean.

Q. Can I use this sim for roaming?

A. No, this sim can only be used locally in Barbados.

Q. Does the data and minutes roll over?

A. No. The tourist sim doesn't have roll over.

Q. Will the tourist plan Auto Renew?

A. No. Tourist plans do not auto renew.