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International Travel

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Country Information

Grenada

Grenada
Grenada
Exercise normal precautions in Grenada.

Exercise normal precautions in Grenada.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Grenada:

Last Update: Reissued after periodic review without changes.

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Embassy Messages

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Quick Facts

PASSPORT VALIDITY:


6 months beyond the date of entry.

BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:


1 page required for entry stamp

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:


No, but see entry-exit requirements below

VACCINATIONS:


None, unless arriving from regions with endemic Yellow Fever

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:


None

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:


None

Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy Grenada

L’Anse aux Epines Main Road
St. George, Grenada
Telephone: +(1)(473) 444-1174, +(1)(473) 444-1175
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(1)(473) 407-2495
Fax: +(1)(473) 444-4820
Email: 

Destination Description

See our Fact Sheet on Grenada for additional information on U.S – Grenada relations.

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

Grenada requires travelers have evidence of return/onward travel arrangements.

HIV/AIDS: The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Grenada.

See the Embassy of Grenada’s website for additional visa information.

Find information on dual nationalityprevention of international child abduction, and customs information on our websites.

Safety and Security

Crime: Crime in Grenada is mostly opportunistic. Tourists have been the victims of robbery. These crimes are most likely to occur in isolated areas. Thieves steal credit cards, jewelry, cameras, U.S. passports, and money. Muggings, purse snatchings, and other robberies may occur in areas near hotels, beaches and restaurants late at night.

Exercise appropriate caution after dark and when using buses or taxis. Take taxis to and from restaurants and ask whether the driver is a member of the Grenada Taxi Association (GTA). GTA members are required to pass additional driving tests and receive training from the Grenada Tourism Board. They are generally reliable and knowledgeable about the country and its attractions.

See the Department of State and the FBI pages for information on scams.

Victims of Crime: Report crimes to the local police at 911, and contact the U.S. Embassy at (473) 407-2495.

Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.

See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.

We can:

  • help you find appropriate medical care
  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide our information on victim’s compensation programs in the United States
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.

For further information:

Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.

  • Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
  • If you use foul language in the presence of a police officer, you may be arrested and prosecuted.
  • Do not buy counterfeit and pirated goods. These are illegal in the United States, and you may also be breaking local law.

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.

Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.

Money: It is difficult to cash personal U.S. checks in Grenada. If accepted, they will take approximately six weeks to clear by a local bank. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and ATM facilities are available at all banks. Most hotels and restaurants take U.S. currency; however, change will be in local currency.

Customs: See our Customs webpage for information on import restrictions.

Climate: Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, although hurricanes have been known to occur outside that period. During hurricane season, visitors are advised to monitor local weather reports closely in order to be prepared for any potential threats. Grenada is also located in a seismic zone, so earthquakes and tsunamis are possible. See our website on disaster preparedness for more information.

Faith-Based Travelers: See the following webpages for details:

LGBTI Travelers: Grenadian law criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activities between men, with potential penalties of 10 years’ imprisonment. Prosecutions based on these laws are rare. Grenadian society is generally intolerant of same-sex sexual conduct.

See our LGBTI Travel Information page and section 6 of our Human Rights report for further details.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Individuals with mobility issues may find accessibility difficult. Although the law does not mandate access to public buildings or services, building owners increasingly incorporate accessibility access into new construction and renovated premises. Since public transportation is privately owned, the law does not mandate any special consideration for individuals with mobility issues.

Students: See our Students Abroad page and FBI travel tips.

Women Travelers: Please review our travel tips for Women Travelers.

Health

Medical care in Grenada is below U.S. standards. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the U.S. can cost thousands of dollars. Ambulance service is available but response times vary greatly. Pharmacies are usually well stocked and prescription medicine is available. A hyperbaric chamber is available in Grenada.

Contact the U.S Embassy for a list of local doctors, dentists, pharmacies and hospitals.

We do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments.  See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.

We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

If traveling with prescription medication, check with the government of Grenada to ensure the medication is legal in Grenada. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.

The following diseases are prevalent:

  • Dengue
  • Zika
  • Chikungunya

Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further health information:

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety: Roads are mostly narrow and winding, with many blind corners, narrow or no shoulders, and steep drops into the sea. There are few sidewalks. Road lighting varies, compounding dangers at night. Road signage is inadequate. Drive slowly and with caution.

Traffic Laws: Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. Seat belts are required and violators may be fined EC$1,000 (US$400).

We recommend you get a local temporary driver’s license. In an accident, you may be fined if you do not have a local driver’s license, regardless of who is at fault. Vehicle rental companies may assist in applying for a temporary driver’s license.

Public Transportation: Small boat owners may offer to take you to between islands. Before accepting, check to be sure that the boat carries life preservers and a radio.

See our Road Safety page for more information.

Aviation Safety Oversight: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the government of Grenada’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Grenada’s air carrier operations. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page.

Maritime Travel: Mariners planning travel to Grenada should also check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts. Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website, and the NGA broadcast warnings.

International Parental Child Abduction

Review information about International Parental Child Abduction in Grenada.  For additional IPCA-related information, please see the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (ICAPRA) report.”

Last Updated: February 25, 2019

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Grenada
L’Anse aux Epines Main Road
St. George, Grenada
Telephone
+(1)(473) 444-1174, +(1)(473) 444-1175
Emergency
+(1)(473) 407-2495
Fax
+(1)(473) 444-4820

Grenada Map