Electricity

Electrical current is 220 - 240 volts, 50Hz. Plugs with three square pins are standard.

Language

English is the official language, but many of the locals speak Vincentian Creole.

Money

St Vincent and the Grenadines' currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD), a regional currency shared among members of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The US dollar is accepted in many hotels and some shops, and major credit cards are also widely accepted. Banking hours are generally from 8am to 3pm on Monday to Thursday, and till 5pm on Fridays. There are ATM machines available in major cities and towns.


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Health

There are few health risks associated with travel to St Vincent and the Grenadines, while those arriving from yellow fever risk areas will need proof of yellow fever vaccination to enter the country. There are pharmacies, hospitals and evacuation facilities available if needed but healthcare facilities are limited and comprehensive travel insurance is advised. All required medications should be taken along in their original packaging and accompanied by a signed and dated letter from a doctor detailing what they are and why they are needed.


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Local customs

It is an offence for anyone to dress in camouflage clothing, even children. Certain homosexual acts are illegal in St Vincent and the Grenadines and same-sex public displays of affection may be frowned upon.


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Duty free

Visitors may import 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 225g of tobacco, and 0.95 litres of alcohol duty-free. There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency, provided it is declared upon arrival.


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Passport & Visa

Immigration control will decide on the duration of stay permitted upon arrival. All visitors are required to hold an onward/return ticket, documents for their next destination and sufficient funds for the duration of their stay. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Entry requirements

Valid passport required. No visa necessary for visits of up to one month.

Valid passport required. No visa necessary for visits of up to one month.

Valid passport required. No visa necessary for visits of up to one month.

Valid passport required. No visa necessary for visits of up to one month.

Valid passport required. No visa necessary for visits of up to one month.

Valid passport required. No visa necessary for visits of up to one month.

Valid passport required. No visa necessary for visits of up to one month.

Useful contacts

St. Vincent & The Grenadines Tourism Authority, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: +784 456 6222 or svgta@discoversvg.com


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Embassies / consulates in other countries

Consulate of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, New York, United States: +1 212 687 4490 or svgconny@aol.com

High Commission For St Vincent & The Grenadines, London, United Kingdom: +44 20 7937 6570 or SVGtourismEurope@gmail.com

Consulate of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Toronto, Canada: +1416 398 4277 or consulategeneral@rogers.com

Embassies / consulates in St Vincent and the Grenadines

United States Embassy, St. Michael, Babados (also responsible for St. Vincent and the Grenadines): +1 473 444 1173

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