Getting Here

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Getting Here by Air


St Vincent and the Grenadines is reached by air through six major gateways – Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Martinique and Puerto Rico, with connecting flights to Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and Union Island.


St Vincent and the Grenadines has an information desk in the arrival section of Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados (Tel: 246-428-0961). It opens daily from approximately 1:00 pm until the last flight departs for St Vincent. Personnel are on hand to assist travelers in making connections to their final destinations.


The main airport is the E. T. Joshua Airport in Arnos Vale, a short distance from Kingstown. This airport services international flights as well as flights to and from the Grenadines and other Caribbean destinations. The islands have many docks and bays, including two large enough to accommodate a cruise ship.


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.


A Departure Tax of EC$40 (US$16) per person must be paid by all visitors who have been in the country for 24 hours or more.


Getting Here by Private Yacht or Charter


As a popular sailing destination, many of our visitors arrive by private yacht or charter.


If you are arriving in St. Vincent & The Grenadines by boat visit http://www.svgpa.com/ for important information.


Ports of Entry


Our Official Ports of Entry into St. Vincent & The Grenadines are:



  • St. Vincent: Chateaubelair, Wallilabou, Kingstown,

  • Bequia

  • Union Island

  • Canouan

  • Mustique

Clearance Procedures


Visiting yachts arriving in the territorial waters of St. Vincent & the Grenadines must proceed directly to a designated port of entry to complete clearance formalities before stopping at any other anchorage.


With Q flag hoisted, boats should dock or anchor in the port of entry and only the captain should go ashore taking along:



  • Three crew lists

  • Clearance from the previous port

  • Passports

  • The ship's papers

Before departing St. Vincent & The Grenadines, boats must also clear at one of the official ports.


Private vessels must pay a Cruise Tax to enable unlimited stay in St. Vincent & the Grenadines waters, and charter boats must be in possession of a St. Vincent & the Grenadines Cruising License.


Further information can be obtained from St. Vincent & The Grenadines Customs & Immigration Department http://www.visitsvg.com/traveller/entry.html.