Official language is English. Creole English is slang and French Patois is also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/14/2022 Folk Heroes Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/02/2022 Labor Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

04.07.2022 Shrove Monday

01.08.2022 Emancipation Day

10/27/2022 Independence Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into St. Vincent and the Grenadines: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco (over 18s); 1 liter of alcoholic beverages (over 18s); Perfume for personal use. More information is available from St. Vincent and the Grenadines Customs (website: More information is available from

Contact addresses

Consulate General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Consulate in Basel.

8 Avenue de Frontenex
+41 (0)22 707 63 00.

Public traffic by arrangement.

Honorary Consulate of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Börsegasse 11/65
+43 (0)1 533 04 15 99.

Appointments by telephone agreement.

High Commission for St Vincent & the Grenadines

(Also responsible for Germany and Austria.)

10 Kensington Court
London W8 5DL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 74 60 12 56. Consular Dept. +44 (0)20 74 60 25 88.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular Dept.: Tue-Thu 11.00-12.00 and 15.00-16.00 (telephone appointment at least 1 week before the desired appointment).


Business etiquette

Safari suit or shirt and tie or suit or dress is appropriate. The business hours of the authorities vary, but the general rule is: Mon-Fri 08:00-16:15. Some are also open on Saturday mornings.

Business contacts

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Chamber of Industry and CommerceCorea’s Building, Hillsborough Street, PO Box 134, KingstownTel: 457 14 64.



International direct dial to most countries. According to, there are public payphones throughout the island. Phone cards are widely available at sales outlets. International calls can be paid for with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AT&T, and Bell credit cards by calling the operator first.

Mobile phone

GSM 850/900/1800. Network operators are Cable & Wireless Caribbean Cellular and Wireless Ventures (St. Vincent) Ltd.


Main provider: Caribsurf (Internet:

Post office

Airmail to Europe is 4 weeks on the way, by sea 6 weeks. Stamps are available in the shops where postcards can be bought. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-15.00, Sat 08.30-11.30.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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