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.

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

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.;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

999, 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; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Currency (Code)

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

110 V, 230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): A, B, G

Plug Type APlug Type BPlug Type G

Major Languages

English, Vincentian Creole English, French patois

Major Religions

Protestant 75%, Roman Catholic 6.3%, Rastafarian 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%

Time Difference

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

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

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

Major Sports

Rugby, cricket, soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball, tennis

Cultural Practices

Avoid cursing or using foul language as it is considered a criminal offense.

Tipping Guidelines

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

Traditional Cuisine

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: Thursday, May 09, 2024