logo
The Islands
Article Index
SVG Essentials
Language & Population
Language & Population
Gov't & Economy
Currency & Time
Telephone, Cellular & Post
Entry & Exit Requirements
Entry & Exit Requirements
All Pages

 

 

Entry & Exit Requirements

Visitors to St. Vincent & The Grenadines must be in possession of a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. Visas are required from nationals of The Dominican Republic, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The People's Republic of China, Iraq, Iran and Nigeria.

All visitors, with the exception of Caricom residents, are normally granted a four week stay by Immigration. To further extend this duration, visitors need to seek approval from the Immigration Department, along with payment of an extension fee of EC$25 per person.

As of May 2015 the EU signed short-stay visa waiver agreements to provide visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to St Vincent and the Grenadines, and for Vincentian citizens when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. In order to benefit from visa-free travel, citizens from the EU and St Vincent and the Grenadines must be in possession of a valid ordinary, diplomatic, service/official or special passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity. Ireland and the United Kingdom will not be subject to the application of the agreement, in accordance with the protocols annexed to the EU treaties. The visa regime to these member states remains subject to their national legislation.

 

 

Precautionary Measures Against Ebola Viral Disease

cautionlogoThe Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment has advised of the following measures in order to prevent the entry of Ebola Viral Disease into St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and has taken the following decisions with respect to persons coming from West Africa:
• Persons travelling to SVG from Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia or those who have visited any of the aforementioned countries during a 28 day period will not be allowed entry into SVG.
• Persons travelling to SVG from Nigeria or any other West African country or those who visited any of aforementioned countries during a 28 day period must present upon entry to SVG a negative PCR blood test result for Ebola (done not more than 7 days prior to leaving their home country to come to SVG) in order to be allowed entry into SVG.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has further advised that before passengers are allowed to disembark from cruise ships, the following information MUST be forwarded to the Ministry of Health or its representative.
• Number of passengers on board
• Names of passengers
• Nationality, and travel history of each passenger (for the past 21 days )
• Information stating if passengers were ill in the previous 21 days with any of following symptoms: fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bleeding, fainting episodes, fatigue, hiccups and loss of appetite.
If a passenger reports any of the above symptoms he/she will not be allowed to disembark.


Customs Regulations

Duty Free Items: The following items are duty free but must be fully declared:
baggage and household effects including:
wine or spirits not exceeding one quart in all;
tobacco, not over half a pound;
cigars, not over 50 in number;
cigarrettes, not over 200 in number;
used implements, instruments and tools of profession, trade, occupation or employment.
Personal Effects: Jewellery, binoculars, cameras, sports requisites, laptops, toys, medicines, and toileteries for personal use only.

Restricted Items: Drugs, spear fishing equipment, arms and ammunition.
Firearms: Licensed firearms must be declared and are subject to immigration and police regulations. An application must be made to the Commissioner of Police for a local licence. The authorities will seize undeclared and unlicensed firearms.

Pet Regulations

The following are regulations for bringing pets into St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

Read more...


No pets from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia are allowed into St. Vincent & The Grenadines unless they have been in quarantine for six months.   They can come aboard yachts, but must remain onboard at all times.

Pets are allowed from the UK, New Zealand and Australia on condition that a health certificate is presented.  Contact the Government Veterinary Officer at email: animalhealthsvg@hotmail.com

Animals especially dogs are not allowed at tourism sites.

arrow_gr See Conditions Governing The Importation of Dogs here (PDF) ...