Grenada Travel Vaccines and Advice
Like other countries in the Caribbean, Grenada is worth your visit for many reasons. Nicknamed spice island, its colours are breathtaking – from the green of its luxuriant vegetation to the blue of its turquoise waters. Sheltered from touristic pollution, this country in the Antilles comprises of some beautiful islands with peaceful beaches lending themselves to diving and water sports. History buffs should take a tour of the island’s museums, the keys to learning more about Grenada’s ancestral traditions. Festivals are a large part of the Grenadian culture, and Spicemas animates the city for two weeks with its colourful creole traditions.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Grenada
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Grenada
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Grenada
Medical Care in Grenada
The hospitals and their medical equipment prove insufficient in Grenada. Although the island has a general hospital in Saint-George, a small facility in Mirabeau and another in Carriacou, these are often overwhelmed. Although private doctors and clinics are dispersed throughout the island, Grenada does not offer a decompression chamber. As such, patients suffering from serious injuries or illnesses require evacuation to neighbouring islands such as Martinique, Barbados or Trinidad and Tobago.
Pharmacies are well supplied, yet it is recommended to bring necessary medication with you.
To contact emergency services, dial 911.
Is Grenada Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Increased risk during festivities|
|Road safety||Roads are narrow; Beware of blind corners|
|Public transportation||Opt for licensed taxis; Taxi plates should begin with the letter “H”|
|Trekking/mountaineering/hiking||Click the link below for precautions|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Swimming and water activities||Water on the coast are dangerous; Presence of reptides possible; Not many lifeguards present|
|Health||Zika virus warning|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Grenada?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Grenada for trips under 90 days. The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.
Please click here for more information.
Embassy of Canada to Grenada information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian High Commission to Barbados (BRIDGETOWN)
Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael,
P.O. Box 404, Bridgetown, Barbados BB11113
Tel.: (246) 629-3550
Fax: (246) 437-7436
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Barbados. There is no Canadian government office in Grenada.