Montserrat Travel Vaccines and Advice
Although Montserrat was subject to a devastating Volcanic Eruption in 1995, it has made a seemingly remarkable recovery managing to delight visitors with its wonderful natural features and history. Often known as the ‘Emerald Isle of the Caribbean,’ its luscious greenery bears a resemblance to coastal Ireland. Montserrat is home to many rare and endangered wildlife. Make sure to try the national dish ‘goat water’ – it is more delicious than it sounds and best served with crusty bread rolls. There are many tourist extrusions in Montserrat, such as the Antigua Tour or the Montserrat tour excursion. Why not make a visit to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory – an interesting peek where the chaos all happened. The national museum also documents this remarkable historical event. If you would like to catch sight of some glorious views, book onto the island safari adventure for the best look at English and Falmouth Harbors, or take a sugar cane plantation tour.
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Medical Care in Montserrat
Healthcare in Montserrat is very basic, with St. John’s Hospital serving as the only hospital facility on the island. This facility offers an emergency service, but you should be insured for medical repatriation, as serious incidents or illnesses will require evacuation to nearby islands with full-service hospitals such as Antigua.
You can access a few pharmacies in Montserrat, but ensure to bring a well-stocked medical kit and any prescriptions you may need.
In the event of an emergency, dial 664-491-2802 or 664-491-2552 for the hospital casualty department.
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Is Montserrat Safe for Travel?
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Montserrat?
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 Montserrat. Your passport must be valid for the length of your stay.
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Embassy of Canada to Montserrat 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 Montserrat.