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Grenada

Grenada is a developing Caribbean island nation. The capital is St. George’s. Tourism facilities vary, according to price and area. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Grenada for additional information.

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Grenada
Continent: Caribbean
Capital City: Saint George's
Boundary Countries: None
Recommended Hospitals in Capital: Princess Alice Hospital (St. Andrew’s), Grenada General Hospital (St. George’s)
Main Cities: Saint George’s, Saint Andrew’s, Grenville, Hillsborough, Sauteurs, Gouyave
Country Size: 344 sq km
Population: 89,971

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

English (official), French Patios

Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Predominant Religions:

Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%

National Holidays: Independance Day, 7 February (1974)
Economic Status:

Grenada is a developing Caribbean island nation.

Security:

No regular military forces, Royal Grenada Police Force (includes Coast Guard)

US Presence:

The US Embassy is located on the main road to Lance Aux Epines after the Christian Scientist Church, and is approximately 15 minutes from the Point Salines International Airport. Tel: 1-(473) 444-1173/4/5/6; Fax: 1-(473) 444-4820; Internet e-mail: usemb_gd@caribsurf.com. Embassy hours are 8:00a to 12:30p, Monday to Friday except local and American holidays

Document Requirements:

All Americans traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter the United States.  This requirement will be extended to sea travel (except closed-loop cruises), including ferry service, on June 1, 2009.  Starting June 1, 2009, all travelers must present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document such as a passport or a passport card for entry to the United States.  While passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are sufficient for entry into the United States, they may not be accepted by the particular country you plan to visit; please be sure to check with your cruise line and countries of destination for any foreign entry requirements.

For additional information concerning entry/exit requirements, travelers may contact the Embassy of Grenada, 1701 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20009, telephone: (202) 265-2561, fax: (202) 265-2468, or the Consulate of Grenada in New York. Sea travelers must have a valid U.S. passport (or other original proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a certified U.S. birth certificate with a government-issued photo ID). 

There is no visa requirement for stays up to three months. However, now that the United States requires a passport to re-enter, Grenadian immigration authorities have been more closely scrutinizing the documentation of arriving American citizens and may deny entry for insufficient documentation of citizenship. There is an airport departure fee of US$20 for adults and US$10 for children between the ages of five and twelve. 

Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on the Department of State web site.  For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information sheet.

Major Airports:

Airports: 3, Airports w/paved runways: 3
Grenada Point Salines International Airport (GND/TGPY)
Grenada Airport, Grenada, PO Box 385, Granada Airports Authority, St. George's, GRENADA
Tel: +1 473 444-4150, +1 473 444-45555, +1 473 444-4101Fax: +1 473 444-4838
gaa@caribsurf.com
Customs, hours: 06:00-22:30, more upon request
Tel: +1 473 444-4555, +1 473 444-4150, +1 473

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Risks and Precautions:

Street crime occurs in Grenada. Tourists have been victims of armed robbery especially in isolated areas and thieves frequently steal credit cards, jewelry, US passports and money. Mugging, purse snatching and other robberies may occur in areas near hotels, beaches and restaurants, particularly after dark. Visitors should exercise appropriate caution when walking after dark or when using the local bus system or taxis hired on the road. It is advisable to hire taxis to and from restaurants.

Grenada experiences tropical storms during the hurricane season, from June through November.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total: 13.92 deaths/1,000 live births Life expectancyat birth: TOTAL 65.21 years(male 63.38/female 67.05)

Immunization Indicators:

Required: None

Recommended: Hep A & B, Rabies, Typhoid, Boosters: MMR, DPT

Infectious Disease Concerns:

There is no risk of Malaria in Grenada. Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes in this region. There remains very limited risk of schistosomiasis in few areas.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Medical care is limited. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services. Grenada chlorinates its water, making it generally safe to drink.  However, during especially heavy rains, quality control can slip, particularly in the city of St. George’s.  It is recommended that visitors to Grenada request bottled water, which is widely available and relatively inexpensive.

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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

Cutaneous larval migrans is a risk for travelers with exposures on beaches and leptospirosis is present.

Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  1 + local number (no international code)
Internet Country Code:  .gd

 



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