Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Travel Information
A 14-day quarantine has been introduced for all
travelers from China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, as well
as everyone from the UK, US and EU countries. Travelers
from other countries will only be granted access if they
do not show any symptoms related to covid-19. For more
information about coronavirus, see the section Health.
The crime rate is relatively low. Risk of theft is
greatest, but cases of more violent episodes are also
reported. 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
The terror threat is considered low in St. Vincent
and the Grenadines.
The hurricane season is from June to November. The
volcano Soufriere is active for periods.
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
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.
Countryaah: Kingstown is the capital
of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
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.
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 such
Norway is represented at an honorary consulate in
Kingstown in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The
Norwegian Embassy responsible for St. Vincent and the
Grenadines is the Norwegian Embassy in Havana, Cuba.
Contact information for the consulate can be found here.
In the event of a 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 I
Cuidad de La Habana
Tel: +53 7 842 7100
Tel. from Norway: 23 95 23 00
The embassy's opening hours 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: Tel: +47 23 95 0000
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 St. Vincent and the
Grenadines for shorter stays of up to 30 days. Travelers
must have a valid passport and be able to present a
return ticket, as well as maintenance status.
For other types of visas contact St. Vincent and the
Grenadines Embassy in London.
Coronavirus (covid-19): 14 day
quarantine for all travelers from China, South Korea,
Iran, Italy, as well as everyone from the UK, US and EU
countries. Travelers from other countries will only be
granted access if they do not show any symptoms related
to covid-19. Quarantine stays for foreigners must be
covered by their own budget. Hotline created by
authorities on suspicion of covid-19: (+1 784) 534 4325.
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
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 tropical
For official health travel advice and health
professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling
abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of
The currency in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is
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 220/240 volts.
There are generally good telephone connections, and
the country code for calling Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines is + 1-784.
Emergency number: Police 999/911/457-1211, fire
999/911, ambulance 999/911
Normal opening hours for public offices are 08:
00-16: 15 Monday to Friday; some are open Saturday
mornings as well. Banks are open from 08:30 to 15:00
Monday to Thursday and Friday to 17:00
Public holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), March 14
(National Heroes 'Day), Good Friday and Easter 1 Day,
May 1 (Workers' Day), Pentecost, August 3 (Independence
Day), October 27 (Liberation Day), 1st and 2nd Christmas
Norway is six hours ahead of Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines (GMT -4).
The climate is warm and tropical, with trade winds.
June - September are the hottest months. January-May are
the driest, while July is the most rainy. The average
temperature is 27 degrees. The hurricane season is from
June to November.
The official language of Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines is English.