St Vincent & the Grenadines

Capital
Kingstown
Time Zone
GMT – 4
Telephone Services
Country Code: 1 809 Outgoing Code: 0
Emergency Telephone Numbers
All services – 999
Tourist Information
St Vincent and the Grenadines Department of Tourism, PO Box 834, Bay Street, Kingstown, St Vincent Tel: 457 1502 Fax: 456 2610.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all except: Nationals of the UK holding a driver’s licence or birth certificate. Nationals of the USA and Canada holding a driver’s licence, birth certificate or voter’s registration card. Nationals of France holding a national ID card. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa Information
Not required length of stay decided by immigration authority on arrival. If necessary check with Consulate or High Commission before finalising travel arrangements.
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Food & Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) = 100 cents. All major credit cards are widely accepted. All major currencies are accepted in travellers cheques.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of Living
Caters or all types of budget. Accommodation varies from luxury hotels to rugged log cabins in the interior.
Languages
English
Weather
Tropical climate with trade winds cooling the hottest months, which are June and July.
Electricity
220/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post
Up to 2 weeks.
Transport
SEA: Yacht chartering is easily arranged and one of the bet ways to explore the Grenadines. ROAD: BUS: Services run regularly throughout St Vincent. TAXI: These are shared and charge standard rates (fixed by the government) CAR HIRE: Easily arranged by a number of national and international firms. DOCUMENTATION: A local licence is required and can be obtained on presentation of a local licence at the airport or the police station in Bay Street, Kingstown.
Special Information
Good West Indian cuisine is found on St Vincent.