Foreign travel advice

Montserrat

Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Montserrat.

If you are planning to travel to Montserrat you should be aware that Montserrat was impacted by Hurricane Irma on 6 September and Hurricane Maria on 19 September 2017 and some roads remain impassable, though the main road has been cleared of trees, power lines and rocks. There is still limits on access to communications but service providers are gradually returning services to normal.

The hotline for British people affected or concerned about others is +44(0)20 7008 0000.

The UK is providing assistance and is making an assessment of the needs of communities in Montserrat. See this page for more information on the UK government response and advice for British nationals.

The hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June to November and further storms can be expected this year. In the event of further storms, you should monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

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

The hurricane season in Montserrat usually runs from June to November and further storms are expected. You should follow the advice of the local authorities and any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters.

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.