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Before You Go

Recommended Vaccinations

There are no special vaccinations required to visit St Vincent and the Grenadines apart from a yellow-fever vaccination if you are arriving from an endemic country.

Health Insurance

Because of a lack of sophisticated medical care in St Vincent and the Grenadines, it's recommended that all visitors take out travel insurance that includes adequate health coverage and evacuation where necessary.

In St Vincent & the Grenadines

Availability & Cost of Healthcare

St Vincent has both public hospitals and private clinics in the area around Kingstown. Being a small developing nation the level of care is well below that of the US or Europe and the public facilities are often stretched way beyond capacity.

There are public hospitals and clinics throughout the islands, with each place (with the exception of Mayreau) having some form of medical center. Any serious problems, however, will require a trip to St Vincent, if not further.

Tap Water

On St Vincent, tap water comes from a reservoir and is generally safe to drink. On the outer islands, water comes from rain collection, wells or desalination plants, so the quality can vary and the taste can be unpleasant at times. Bottled water is widely available and recommended.