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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Travel Information

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Travel InformationA 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.

Safety

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 documents.

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 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.

  • 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 activities.

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
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 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 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 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.

Health

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 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 tropical areas.

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

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 Day.

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.

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