St Vincent and the Grenadines: Zika Virus Reported In 2016

Cases of Zika virus have been reported in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 2016. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, please seek pre-travel advice from a health professional. There is no British High Commission in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in St Vincent and the Grenadines. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes

Hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from June to November. Please take care during this season and check in with local weather and news reports.

In 2014 over 15,900 British nationals visited St Vincent and the Grenadines.

St Vincent and the Grenadines International Medical, Healthcare and Travel Insurance

Take out comprehensive international private medical and travel insurance before you travel St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Visit a health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to St Vincent and the Grenadines. Check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. 

Dengue fever and Chikungunya virus is endemic to the Caribbean and can occur throughout the year. Cases of have been confirmed in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The main government hospital can cope with many types of treatments but serious cases may need an emergency medical evacuation. This can be expensive - like REALLY expensive! Make sure your insurance policy has adequate coverage for any medical treatment, medical evacuation and repatriation. Read the small print of any policy you are looking to purchase and be sure to compare plans with a professional insurance broker.

Medical treatment in St Vincent and the Grenadines can be expensive. Make sure that you also have adequate funds.

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