St Vincent and the Grenadines travel information

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The Basics

Time: GMT -4

Electricity: Electrical current is 220 - 240 volts, 50Hz. Plugs with three square pins are standard.

Language: English is the official language, but many of the locals speak Vincentian Creole.

Travel Health: While there are few health risks associated with travel to St Vincent and the Grenadines, a vaccination is recommended for hepatitis A and those arriving from yellow fever risk areas will need proof of yellow fever vaccination to enter the country. Ensure food is properly prepared and cooked, avoid un-pasteurised milk and drink only boiled, filtered, chemically disinfected or bottled water. There are pharmacies, hospitals and evacuation facilities available if needed but health care facilities are limited on the island chain and comprehensive travel health insurance is advised. All required medications should be taken along in their original packaging and accompanied by a signed and dated letter from a doctor detailing what they are and why they are needed.

Local Customs: It is an offence for anyone to dress in camouflage clothing, even children. Certain homosexual acts are illegal in St Vincent and the Grenadines and same-sex public displays of affection may be frowned upon.

Duty Free: Visitors may import 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 225g of tobacco, and 0.95 litres of alcohol duty-free. There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency, provided it is declared upon arrival.