Overview St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Country-specific safety instructions
In Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the southern states of the United States, cyclone season is from June to the end of November. The strength of the storm and the specific threat to islands in its course can change within hours.
Tropical storms, heavy rainfall and, under certain circumstances, landslides must be expected. Travelers should also follow the regional weather forecasts and observe the advice of the local security authorities.
Constantly updated information is available from the external link, opens in a new window National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami.
Sailors should note that robberies on anchored or coastal ships or cases of piracy occur in the Eastern Caribbean and take appropriate measures (caution with spontaneous guests on board, effective self-protection at night). This applies to all anchorages in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines area outside of commercial marinas with private security. Emergency calls to the police / coast guard via 911 (mobile phone) may be more reliable than emergency calls via mobile marine radio, but a waiting time must be expected in any case.
Like the entire region, according to areacodesexplorer, St. Vincent and the Grenadines has seen an increase in violent crime and the brutality of individual attacks. We therefore generally advise against walking in less busy areas, parks and settlements as well as on beaches, especially after dark. The main crime areas of particular attention from the authorities are Sharpes and Ottley Hall in the west of the capital Kingstown and the Leeward side of St. Vincent.
1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: EC $, XCD (ISO code). There are banknotes in the denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 EC $; Coins in circulation: 1 EC $ as well as 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. US dollars are accepted almost everywhere. The East Caribbean dollar is pegged to the US dollar.
All major credit cards are accepted. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.
ec / Maestro card / Sparcard
Cards with the Maestro and Cirrus symbols are accepted worldwide. A few ATMs are available, and withdrawals with debit or credit cards are usually possible.
Attention: Travelers who pay with their bank customer card abroad and want to withdraw money should find out about the options for using their card from their bank prior to departure.
Bank opening times
Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The bank at ET Joshua Airport is open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., a little longer during larger festivals.
Foreign exchange regulations
Unrestricted importation of local and foreign currency, but there is an obligation to declare (for entry and exit) from a sum equivalent to EC $ 10,000. Unrestricted export of the national currency, foreign currencies up to a maximum of the amount declared upon import.
All common foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport and in banks.