Montserrat

Travel Facts

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.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

Passport/Visa Requirements

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.

US Embassy/Consulate

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 [1] (246) 227-4000; US Embassy in Bridgetown, Wildey Business Park, St. Michael BB 14006, Barbados, WI

Telephone Code

664

Local Emergency Phone

Ambulance: 911; Police: 999

Vaccinations

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.

http://www.who.int/

Climate

Tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation

Currency (Code)

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 60 Hz / plug types(s): A, B

Plug Type APlug Type B

Major Languages

English

Major Religions

Protestant 71.4%, Roman Catholic 11.4%, Rastafarian 1.4%, Hindu 1.2%, Jehovah's Witness 1%, Muslim 0.4%

Time Difference

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

Potable Water

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

Left

Tourist Destinations

Soufriere Hills Volcano, Rendezvous Bay, Buried City tour

Major Sports

Yachting, basketball, cricket, soccer

Cultural Practices

When entering or exiting a shop, acknowledge the shop owner. Say hello and goodbye as appropriate.

Tipping Guidelines

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.

Souvenirs

Leather goods, handwoven goods, volcanic soap, preserves


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: Tuesday, May 24, 2022