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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

If you’re travelling to Saint Vincent's and the Grenadines, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Entry requirements
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security status

High degree of caution.

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens planning travel abroad should take into account the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Before departure and during travel, citizens are advised to monitor our Travel Advice, follow us on Twitter, and register with their nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Travel to St Vincent and the Grenadines

All passengers travelling to St Vincent and the Grenadines must complete the Pre-Arrival Form available on the Ministry of Health website. 

Travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must present proof of vaccination on arrival, as well as a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative rapid antigen test result taken within 24 hours prior to arrival.

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and will be subject to 7 days mandatory quarantine in an approved hotel at their own cost. They will be tested again on day 5 of their quarantine period. 

Further information for vaccinated and unvaccinatted arrivals is available here.

General Travel Advice

Potential for Natural Disasters:

  • La Soufriere, an active volcano located on the northern part of St. Vincent, poses a constant threat. The volcano erupted almost daily from April 9 to April 22, 2021, forcing the evacuation of nearby communities.
  • Earthquakes may occur at any time, often associated with seismic activity in the volcano.
  • The Eastern Caribbean islands are vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms from mid-May through November.
  • Monitor the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and St. Vincent’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) website and NEMO social media for the latest updates.

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy of Ireland Washington on 001-202-462-3939.

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Hurricane season

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities. Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.

Health

Health

Zika Virus

There have been outbreaks of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

Vaccinations

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Visa/Passport

If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.

You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.

The answering machine is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer will contact you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you may contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin at + 353-1-408 2000.

Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
USA

Tel: +1 202 462 3939
Fax: +1 202 232 5993

Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00

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