US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 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.
US does not have an embassy in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines +(246) 227-4399; EMER: +(246) 227-4000; US Embassy Bridgetown, Wildey Business Park, Wildey, St. Michael BB 14006, Barbados, W.I.; BridgetownACS@state.gov; https://bb.usembassy.gov
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
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 seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
East Caribbean dollars (XCD)
110 V, 230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): A, B, G
English, Vincentian Creole English, French patois
Protestant 75%, Roman Catholic 6.3%, Rastafarian 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%
UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Tobago Cays; Montreal Gardens; La Soufriere cross country trail; Firefly Plantation in Bequia; Botanical Gardens in Kingstown; Dark View Falls; Vermont Natural Trail; Fort Duvernette; Bequia Beach; Union Beach
Rugby, cricket, soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball, tennis
Avoid cursing or using foul language as it is considered a criminal offense.
A service charge of 10% is usually added to a restaurant or hotel bill, but if not, leave at least 10-15% depending on your satisfaction with the service. Tip taxi drivers 10%, bellhops $2 (USD) per bag, and housekeeping $2 per night.
Sailboat models, recreational boats, handmade jewelry, handmade clothing, spices and hot sauces, straw-made items, grass rugs
Roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish — whole breadfruit are roasted over an open fire; the jackfish is typically marinated in lemon juice, coated in flour, and then fried; a sauce made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, or other herbs and vegetables is usually served alongside the dish
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: Wednesday, May 03, 2023