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Things to Know BEFORE You Go to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Essential Information

US, Canadian and EU visitors will not find any Caribbean island which requires an entry visa, although US visitors require special permission to visit Cuba. Travel insurance is recommended for any trip to the Caribbean, particularly emergency evacuation coverage in case airlift is required. Check also that insurance policies cover so-called dangerous activities such as scuba diving.


Made up of 32 islands, with St. Vincent the mountainous, forested base and the outlying Grenadine chain popular with yacht cruisers.

Area: 150 sq miles

Population: 103,220

Capital: Kingstown

Political: Independence in 1979

Official website: www.discoversvg.com

Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Passport Required

Visa Needs Not required

Health Care Kingstown General Hospital

Banks & ATMS. In Kingston and larger Grenadine islands

Free WIFI Locations. Around main yachting areas

Internet Cafes Numerous cybercafés.

Cell Phones access/Dialing code +784

Safety Tips The Grenadines are practically crime-free, but parts of Kingstown have an edge, particularly after dark.

Departure Tax $15

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