Foreign travel advice

Montserrat

Summary

The hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June to November. You can monitor the progress of approaching storms on the US National Hurricane Centre website. You should follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic or consular representation. The local authorities deal with all requests for emergency assistance. See Emergency assistance

UK health authorities have classified Montserrat as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Around one third of the island is virtually unaffected by volcanic activity. The other two-thirds are vulnerable. The Soufriere Hills Volcano has been active since 1995. However, there has been no major volcanic activity since February 2010. See Natural disasters.

Although there is no recent history of terrorism in Montserrat, attacks cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.