Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Grenada.

Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(1)(473) 444-1174, +(1)(473) 444-1175; EMER: +(1)(473) 407-2495; US Embassy Grenada, L’Anse aux Epines Main Road, St. George, Grenada;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

Ambulance: 434; Fire: 112; Police: 911


An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travelers arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travelers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. See WHO recommendations.


Tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds

Currency (Code)

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): G

Plug Type G

Major Languages

English, French patois

Major Religions

Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Rastafarian

Time Difference

UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Yes, but some opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit

Suggested; additionally, traveler will need to present their US driver's license & IDP to local police to pay a special registration fee

Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Grand Anse Beach; Saint George’s; Underwater Sculpture Park; Fort Frederick; Fort George; Grand Etang and Annandale Forest Reserves; Belmont Estate

Major Sports

Cricket, soccer

Cultural Practices

While it is normal to be late for social or personal meetings, Grenadians expect promptness for business.

Tipping Guidelines

Always examine the bill to see if a service charge has already been included. If not, leave 15% as a tip. Bellhops receive $1 (USD) per bag to carry luggage to your room. Taxi drivers generally receive a 10-15% tip on a fare or tour.


Leather goods, handmade jewelry, rum, spices and homemade jams and jellies, straw goods, batik fabric items, natural beauty products

Traditional Cuisine

Oil down — a stew of breadfruit, salted meat, chicken, dumplings, callaloo (a vegetable), and other vegetables stewed in coconut milk, herbs, and spices; Pupusas - corn tortillas stuffed with a variety of fillings including refried beans, cheese, and/or pork and then fried; traditionally served with salsa and cabbage

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Thursday, May 09, 2024