Foreign travel advice

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Summary

Coronavirus: stay up to date

Booking for the UK Government special flights from St Vincent and the Grenadines from 3 June has now closed. There are currently no further UK Government special flights organised from St Vincent and the Grenadines. This travel advice will be updated with further information on options to return to the UK as soon as this is available. See Return to the UK.

There is an ongoing issue that is causing some callers difficulty in accessing consular services through our switchboard (+ 1 246 430 7800 and select option 2 for consular services). Whilst we investigate, if callers are unable to access consular services through our switchboard, they may do so by completing the webform, by calling the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on +44 (0)207 7008 1500, or by using the switchboard numbers for the following UK missions in the Caribbean:

Port of Spain +1 868-350-0444

Kingston +1 876-936-0700

Havana +53 7214 2200 or +53 7204 1771

Dom Rep +1 809-472-7111

Most visits to St Vincent and the Grenadines are trouble-free, but there have been incidents of crime including murder, robbery and assault. See Crime

The hurricane season normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

UK health authorities have classified St Vincent and the Grenadines as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in St Vincent and the Grenadines. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in St Vincent and the Grenadines, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Consular support is not available from the British High Commission in Kingstown. However, the British High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados can provide consular support to British nationals.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.