US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Montserrat. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required.
None (overseas territory of the UK); US citizens may call US Dept of State (202)-501-4444 for emergencies; alternate contact is the US Embassy in Barbados  (246) 227-4000; US Embassy in Bridgetown, Wildey Business Park, St. Michael BB 14006, Barbados, WI
Local Emergency Phone
Ambulance: 911; Police: 999
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; little daily or seasonal temperature variation
East Caribbean dollars (XCD)
230 V / 60 Hz / plug types(s): A, B
Protestant 71.4%, Roman Catholic 11.4%, Rastafarian 1.4%, Hindu 1.2%, Jehovah's Witness 1%, Muslim 0.4%
UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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
Soufriere Hills Volcano, Rendezvous Bay, Buried City tour
Yachting, basketball, cricket, soccer
When entering or exiting a shop, acknowledge the shop owner. Say hello and goodbye as appropriate.
No tip required at inexpensive restaurants, but leave up to 10% when service exceeds expectations in upscale dining establishments. It is common for servers not to receive tips included on a credit card, so try to leave cash whenever possible. Round up taxi fares. Tip the bellhop $1 -2 (USD) per bag, depending on size, and housekeeping $1 per day, even if there is a hotel service charge. A tip isn’t expected, but you can leave up to 10% for anything that goes above and beyond your expectations from stylist to spa service provider.
Leather goods, handwoven goods, volcanic soap, preserves
Goat water — a stew made from ram meat and served with a variety of sides including bread and rice
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: Monday, September 12, 2022