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Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Telephone: +(246) 227-4300
Location: Hotel Valmeniere, Suite 615
Address: Avenue des Arawaks, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Telephone: +(596) 596-730-621 (office), +(596) 696-176-496 (cellular)
Hours: By appointment only. Please call to arrange a time.
Passports and visa: U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. passport at time of entry.
NOTE: Generally, all U.S. citizens are required to present a valid U.S. passport when traveling to Montserrat, as well as proof of anticipated departure from the island. This includes travelers arriving by airplane and by private sea-going vessel. Those traveling to Montserrat on a cruise may use another Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document. However, we strongly recommend visitors obtain a passport before travel in case of an unforeseen emergency that requires a cruise passenger to disembark and return by air.
HIV/AIDS: The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Montserrat.
Find information on dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction and customs regulations on our websites.
Crime: U.S. citizens are not specifically targeted for crime in the Eastern Caribbean islands. However, crimes of opportunity such as petty larceny, burglary, automobile break-ins; as well as incidents of violent crime, such as murder, sexual assault, robbery, shootings, and drug related crimes do occasionally occur. As you would in any major metropolitan area of the United States, use the below personal security measures while traveling:
*Abide by the above security measures at all times, be aware of your surroundings in all areas, and use added vigilance while in isolated areas that tourists do not normally frequent.
Do not buy counterfeit or pirated goods. These are illegal in the United States, and you may also be breaking local law.
Victims of Crime: Report crimes to the local police at 911 and contact the U.S. Embassy at (246) 227-4000. For medical and fire emergencies call 999.
Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the U.S. Embassy for assistance at (246) 227-4000.
Watersports Advisory: Carefully assess the potential risks of recreational water activities and consider your physical capabilities and skills. Never venture out alone, particularly at isolated beaches or far out to sea. Avoid entering the water above your waist if you have been drinking and always be mindful of jet ski and boat traffic in the area.
Tourism: The tourism industry is unevenly regulated, and safety inspections for equipment and facilities do not commonly occur. Hazardous areas/activities are not always identified with appropriate signage, and staff may not be trained or certified either by the host government or by recognized authorities in the field. In the event of an injury, hospitals are able provide urgent medical treatment, though very serious injuries often require medical evacuation. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.
Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs or firearms are severe. Convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.
Firearms: Do not enter Montserrat with firearms or ammunition without prior express consent from the British government. Contact the British Embassy before you travel with questions regarding travel with firearms.
Faith-Based Travelers: See the following webpages for details:
LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Montserrat.
Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Access to buildings, pedestrian paths, and transportation is extremely difficult for persons with mobility issues. Sidewalks (if they exist) are very uneven and will only occasionally have ramps at intersections. Pedestrian crossings are also very infrequent and can be poorly marked. Buses and taxis do not have special accommodations.
Women Travelers: See our travel tips for Women Travelers.
Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.
If traveling with prescription medication, check with the government of Montserrat to ensure the medication is legal in Montserrat. Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.
Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Further health information:
Road Conditions and Safety: Be extremely careful when driving, riding in a vehicle, or crossing roads on foot. Major roads are in average to poor condition. Drivers often stop in the middle of the roadway without warning. Always maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you and watch for signs of sudden braking. Automobiles may lack working safety and signaling devices.
For more information, please visit our Road Safety page.
Traffic Laws: Driving is on the left-hand side of the road. For specific information concerning Montserrat driving permits, vehicle inspection, road tax and mandatory insurance, visit the web site for the Montserrat Tourist Board.
Public Transportation: Public transportation consists of mini-buses and taxis.
See our Road Safety page for more information.
Aviation Safety Oversight: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the government of the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of the United Kingdom’s air carrier operations. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page.