Capital: St George’s
Time zone: GMT – 4
Telephone services: Country Code: 1 473
Outgoing Code: International operator must be used.
Emergency telephone numbers: Police – 112, Ambulance – 434. All services – 911.
Tourist information: Board of Tourism, PO Box 293, Burns Point, St George’s, Grenada Tel: 440 2001 or 440 2279 or 440 3377 Fax 440 6637.
Passport information: Valid passport required by all. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa information: Visa required by all except: Nationals of Great Britain, Australia, Canada, USA, EU countries, Japan. Those who continue their journey to a third destination, providing they hold onward tickets and are travelling within 14 days of arriving. Nationals of commonwealth countries (except nationals of Cyprus and Pakistan who do need a visa). Nationals of Bulgaria, Chile Czech Republic, Iceland, Israel, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Taiwan, (China) and Venezuela. Visitors holding a re-entry permit.
Health information: Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from those over one year of age coming from infected areas.
Other Health Risks: Rabies.
Food & drink: Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency: DEastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) = 100 cents.
All travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. US dollars are the preferred currency.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of living: Moderate to expensive. Hotels need to be booked well in advance. Prices may vary with seasonal changes and specific events. Duty free shops exist with an international market.
Weather: Tropical climate. Rainy season June – Dec. Dry season Feb – May.
Electricity: 220/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post: Post will take approximately 14 days to reach Europe.
Transport: SEA: Round island trips are very popular, small to large boats can be hired. ROAD: They are narrow and winding. CAR HIRE: A large variety if vehicles can be hired. DOCUMENTATION: IDP is recommended. BUS: Cheap but slow service operates.
Special information: Beach-wear is not acceptable in town.