Entry and Exit Requirements Entering: Every island in the Caribbean has its own entry requirements. Most countries allow you to visit for up to two or three months if you show proof of U.S. citizenship and a return or onward ticket. Some countries, however, require that you have a valid passport. If you are arriving from an area infected with yellow fever, many Caribbean countries require you to have a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever. Some countries have an airport departure tax of up to $25. For ... more
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EXCLUSION ZONE FOR VISITORS The eruption of Soufriere Hills volcano in the South of the island has led to the evacuation and relocation of residents beyond the Exclusion Zone. This part of Montserrat is dangerous and is also illegal to enter. The boundary for the Exclusion Zone begins from just below Lime Kiln Bay on the West Coast then southwards to Plymouth and St. Patrick's and eastwards to St. George's Hill and ... more
TRAVEL The nearest international airport is located in Antigua with direct services from New York, Newark, Philadelphia, London, Toronto, Miami, San Juan and many Caribbean islands. From North America, American Airlines, offers connections via San Juan; while US Air, BWIA, Air Jamaica, Continental Airlines, and Air Canada offer direct flights to Antigua. Air France, British Airways, BWIA, Virgin ... more
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS No vaccination is required unless transiting or coming from an infected area within SIX MONTHS of arrival. Persons known to have come from any country which has suffered cholera, yellow fever or smallpox epidemics must have vaccination certificates. Drinking water is perfectly safe from the tap, but bottled, purified and mineral water is available.
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