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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

If you’re travelling to Saint Vincent's and the Grenadines, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Entry requirements
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security status

Avoid non-essential travel.

Security Status Last Updated: 17 March 2020

Latest Travel Alert

COVID-19 is still a threat, but with continued public health measures, vaccination and testing, it will be possible to travel internationally. You will need to plan your travel carefully and there are risks.

Department of Foreign Affairs services and practical supports to all Irish Citizens travelling abroad can be found ondfa.ie/Travel

Travel to St Vincent and the Grenadines

Fully Vaccinated arrivals are those persons who:

  • vaccines recognized by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment of St Vincent and the Grenadines:
  • AstraZeneca – Oxford AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), COVISHIELD,
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by SK Bioscience;
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson);
  • Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Gam-Covid-Vac);
  • Cuban COVID-19 vaccine – Abdala, Soberana
  • Sinovac, Sinopharm.
  • Present with a vaccine certificate in English which will be validated either

Unvaccinated arrivals must present a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR COVID-19 test result:

General Travel Advice

Zika Virus

There is currently an outbreak of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) at http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/Vectorborne/Zika/ .

Potential for Natural Disasters:

  • La Soufriere, an active volcano located on the northern part of St. Vincent, poses a constant threat. The volcano erupted almost daily from April 9 to April 22, 2021, forcing the evacuation of nearby communities.
  • Earthquakes may occur at any time, often associated with seismic activity in the volcano.
  • The Eastern Caribbean islands are vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms from mid-May through November.
  • Monitor the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and St. Vincent’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) website and NEMO social media for the latest updates.

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy of Ireland Washington on 001-202-462-3939.

Travel to Ireland

Up to date information on travelling to Ireland can be found on gov.ie 

Information on Travel within Europe (EU/EEA) can also be found on Re-open EU.

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Hurricane season

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from July to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities. Always monitor local and international weather updates for the region by accessing, for example, the Weather Channel, or the US National Hurricane Centre website.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.

Health

Health

Vaccinations

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Visa/Passport

If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.

You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.

The answering machine is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer will contact you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you may contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin at + 353-1-408 2000.

Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
USA

Tel: +1 202 462 3939
Fax: +1 202 232 5993

Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00

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