Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Travel Vaccines and Advice
For a natural getaway, look no further than Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. A short stay in this beautiful Caribbean archipelago – also an ancient pirate landmark – has everything you need to satisfy your curiosity. Pass through the capital, Kingstown, to take a look at the richly colourful colonial architecture. If you are a hiking enthusiast, you will be won over by the tropical forest lined trails, which lead up to the Volcano of Soufière. Landscapes are adorned with diverse wildlife such as parrots and iguanas. To relax for a moment during your trip, you will be able to lie beneath coconut palm trees on the beach, situated next to clear crystalline waters perfect for bathing.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Medical Care in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
St Vincent and the Grenadines provides limited medical care in public and private health facilities. For 24/7 emergency services, contact Kingstown General Hospital, which offers an emergency room which operates at all hours of the week. The response time is quick and the paramedics are knowledgeable. However, please note that specialized services can be limited. If you are a victim of a serious disease, you will require medical evacuation.
There are plenty of pharmacies on the islands, where it is possible to source all kinds of medicinal products. Hospitals also provide pharmacies.
Emergency assistance can be obtained by dialing 911.
Is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions|
|Public transportation||Safe but overcrowded|
|Health||Zika virus and Chikungunya warning|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?
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.
If you’re staying under one month, then only a passport is required to enter Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Your passport must be valid for the whole duration of your trip.
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Embassy of Canada to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.