Grenada Travel Advice

Terror and Crime Threats

Grenada has a low threat of terrorism. However, in this day and age, terrorism can affect any part of the world. Public areas, including ones frequented by foreign travellers and expatriates, are common targets by terrorists. Staying vigilant in spaces and reporting any suspicious activity are the best precautions for travellers.

For most of British nationals travelling to Grenada, the experience is trouble-free. However, incidents of violent crime up to and including murder have occurred. Crimes are primarily committed against local residents, but can include those on holiday. To prevent becoming a victim of crime, you should employ the same security measures abroad as you do in the UK. These steps would include locking up valuables in the hotel safe, carry only a small amount of cash or jewellery, and walk in groups if in isolated areas or at night.

What to do if You are a Victim of a Crime

If you are a victim of crime, please report the incident to your hotel concierge, tour guide, or local police. If the matter requires emergency assistance from a British consular, the nearest British High Commission office is located on the Caribbean island of Barbados and will be able to assist you.

Entering Grenada

A British passport is required for entry into Grenada. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry on the island. A visa is not required if your holiday in Grenada is less than three months long.

Kindly note that Grenada has severe penalties for all drug offences, including possession. It is suggested to pack your own luggage and not to carry any items for other people through customs. Grenada also restricts any meat products from the UK in personal luggage. It is also an offence for anyone, even children, to wear camouflage clothing. Ensure when packing that there are no camouflage clothes packed.

Getting Around

As local public transportation on Grenada is unreliable, a car hire may be an attractive option. You can compare car hire prices in Grenada for the type of car you desire. If your travels take you to the mountainous inland of Grenada, a four-wheel drive vehicle may be in your best interest to hire. If staying along the coast, a convertible would be ideal. Knowing where on the island you may take your car helps to determine to right vehicle to hire.

Prior to the car hire, a local driving permit must be purchased. Check with the car hire agency about obtaining a permit. Furthermore, be aware of road conditions and the sides of the road, for many open drains run alongside the road. Negotiating roundabouts, traffic lights, and pedestrian crossings require defensive driving skills.

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