SAFETY AND SECURITY
Petty crime, such as property being stolen from anchored yachts, occurs. Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passports and other travel documents, are secure at all times.
Road conditions are generally adequate. Mountain roads are narrow and steep, with few guardrails or markings. Roadside assistance isn’t widely available. Exercise caution, particularly after dark. Drive defensively at all times.
Taxis and buses are relatively safe, but can be overcrowded and frequently travel at excessive speeds. You should look for taxis with a “tourism approved” logo in the windscreen.
Exercise caution when swimming, due to strong currents and undertow, especially around Mount Wynne, Trinity Falls and Warriacou. Don’t swim alone, after hours or outside marked areas. Avoid deserted and unpatrolled beaches after dark.
If you intend on trekking:
- never do so alone and always hire an experienced guide from a reputable company for mountain expeditions to the northern part of Saint Vincent, as there is limited police presence in the area (notably in Falls of Baleine, Soufrière and Trinity Falls)
- buy travel insurance that includes helicopter rescue and medical evacuation
- ensure that your physical condition is good enough to meet the challenges of your activity
- ensure that you are properly equipped and well informed about weather and other conditions that may pose a hazard
- inform a family member or friend of your itinerary, including when you expect to be back to camp
- know the symptoms of acute altitude sickness, which can be fatal
- obtain detailed information on trekking routes or ski slopes before setting out and do not venture off marked trails or slopes
- Ask for valid “tourism approved” identification from the guide operator.
We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.
General information about foreign domestic airlines