The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at this time.
Read Travel Smart for useful travel information to help you prepare for your trip, and advice on what you should do if you run into problems overseas.
Consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. Get vaccinated before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition.
Mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya, occur commonly in the Caribbean region, especially during the rainy season (June to December). Take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent at all times, wearing long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing and ensuring your accommodation is mosquito proof. Seek medical advice if you have a fever, muscle pain, rash or severe headaches as they are symptoms of both dengue fever and the chikungunya virus.
- the World Health Organization's fact sheets on dengue fever and the chikungunya virus
- Zika page (Department of Health)
All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, including the Caribbean.
More information: Tsunami Warning Center
Where to get help
Depending on what you need, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24 hour emergency number.
Emergency phone numbers
Police 911 or (748) 457-1211
Read the Consular Services Charter for what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas.
Australia does not have an embassy or consulate in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. For consular assistance, contact the Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago.
Australian High Commission, Port of Spain
18 Herbert Street, St Clair
Port of Spain
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Phone: +1 868 822 5450
Fax: +1 868 822 5490
Facebook: Australia in the Caribbean
See the High Commission website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
If you're unable to contact the High Commission in a consular emergency, contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.
Other useful information
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Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.