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Grenada Travel Information

Grenada Travel InformationA comprehensive entry ban has been introduced. For more information about coronavirus, see the section Health.

Safety

Most trips to Grenada go safely and without any special problems, but travelers should be wary and take reasonable precautions. The crime rate is relatively low. The risk of small theft is greatest, in rare cases more violent episodes are also reported. Crime is increasing somewhat during national celebrations. It is recommended to dress "easily" and not show visible signs of wealth when leaving the hotel area. Take special care after dark; It is recommended not to walk alone and avoid illuminated areas. One should at all times secure his personal belongings and documents.

The terror threat is considered low in Grenada.

Grenada is exposed to tropical storms and hurricanes between June and November.

There is a risk of earthquakes in the Caribbean. Before an earthquake, you may want to take precautions and be prepared for how best to respond.

Hurricanes: In the case of hurricanes, Norwegians staying in affected areas are encouraged to follow the advice and directions of local authorities. In addition, the National Hurricane Center as well as local media is a useful source of up-to-date information.

It is imperative to make preparations in advance of notified hurricanes. You should ensure that you have access to what you need to do in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes. During and after hurricanes, periods of weakened infrastructure, electricity outages, and telecommunications networks and damage to roads and buildings can occur. Restaurants and shops may be closed. In some cases it can be challenging to float water, food and cash. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not normally provide travel advice in connection with natural disasters.

Travel registration : Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer period in the Caribbean are encouraged to register on reiseregistrering.no. This will make it easier for the embassy to get hold of you in the event of a crisis or disaster situation.

  • Countryaah: Saint George¡¯s is the capital of Grenada. Check to find information of population, geography, history, and economy about the capital city.

You should be aware that most tour operators offering excursions, water sports, jeep, horseback riding, etc. are not insured, and you should therefore check the terms of your insurance before undertaking any such activities.

Norway is represented at an honorary consulate in St. George's in Grenada. Responsible Norwegian Embassy for Grenada is the Norwegian Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Contact information for the consulate can be found here.

In case of crisis or emergency, the public is asked to contact the Norwegian Embassy in Havana:
The Norwegian Embassy in Havana
Calle 21 # 307 e/H e In
Vedado
Cuidad de La Habana
Cuba
Tel: +53 7 842 7100
Tel. from Norway: 23 95 23 00
E-mail: emb.havana@mfa.no
The opening hours of the embassy are Monday to Thursday from 08:30 to 16:30 and Friday from 08.30 to 14:00.

Outside the embassy's opening hours, the UD's 24-hour operating center can be contacted on tel: +47 23 95 0000 or by e-mail: UDops@mfa.no

Entry

Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

Norwegians travel visa-free to Grenada for shorter stays of up to 90 days. Please note that the passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after departure and that you may be asked to present your return ticket and maintenance status.

For other types of visas contact the Grenada Consulate in London. A departure fee of 50 EC $ is required upon departure.

Health

Coronavirus (covid-19): Entry bans extended from March 22 to US as well as across Europe. Similarly, it is prohibited to land from yachts on Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique from 22 March.

You can find more information and guidance from the Norwegian health authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's answers to frequently asked questions about travel and coronavirus.

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Travelers should take common precautions to avoid being exposed to HIV/ AIDS.

Travelers should take common precautions when it comes to food and drink in the tropical area.

For official health travel advice and health professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Practical information

Practical information on currency, electricity, telephone, opening hours, etc.

The currency in Grenada is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD/EC $). 1 USD = 2.7 XCD (as of 30.06.2015), 1 NOK = 0.34 XCD (as of 30.06.2015)

Common credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, shops and companies.

The mains is 220 V

There are generally good telephone connections in Grenada. The country code for calling Grenada is + 1-473

Emergency number: Police 911/440-3993, fire 911/440-2112, ambulance 444

Normal opening hours: Working week - Monday to Friday. Public Offices: 08: 00-16: 00 Monday to Friday, Lunch Break 12: 00-13: 00. Banks: 08: 00-14: 00 Monday to Thursday and Friday until 16:00

Public holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), 3-9. February (Carnival), Good Friday and 1st Easter Day, May 1 (Workers' Day), 2nd Pentecost, August 3 (Liberation Day), November 3 (National Day), November 4 (National Day for Civil Service), 1st and 2nd Christmas Day

Norway is six hours ahead of Grenada (GMT -4).

The climate in Grenada is warm year-round. The drought is between January and May, but between June and December there may be heavy rain showers and hurricanes. The average temperature is between 24 and 30 degrees.

The official language of Grendada is English. In addition, French patois is spoken. It should be noted that wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.

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