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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 2 no
cholera no
yellow fever 1
Eat Drink 3

Overview

Due to the very poor medical care, travel health insurance that includes return transport in an emergency should be taken out before you travel. There is a general hospital in St George’s and small hospitals in Mirabeau and Carriacou.┬áCheck directoryaah for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who plan to enter the country within 6 days of staying in an infected area designated by the WHO and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit travelers in Grenada. [2] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [3] Nationwide there is an increased risk of gastric and intestinal infections. Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur. Bottled water is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of stay, which is available everywhere. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk has been pasteurized and is safe to consume, as can local dairy products, meats, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables. During the warm season (April to September) fish should be avoided (excluding international hotels). There is a risk that these fish have ingested toxic algae, which can also cause severe poisoning in humans. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk has been pasteurized and is safe to consume, as can local dairy products, meats, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables. During the warm season (April to September) fish should be avoided (excluding international hotels). There is a risk that these fish have ingested toxic algae, which can also cause severe poisoning in humans. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk has been pasteurized and is safe to consume, as can local dairy products, meats, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables. During the warm season (April to September) fish should be avoided (excluding international hotels). There is a risk that these fish have ingested toxic algae, which can also cause severe poisoning in humans. Milk has been pasteurized and is safe to consume, as can local dairy products, meats, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables. During the warm season (April to September) fish should be avoided (excluding international hotels). There is a risk that these fish have ingested toxic algae, which can also cause severe poisoning in humans. Milk has been pasteurized and is safe to consume, as can local dairy products, meats, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables. During the warm season (April to September) fish should be avoided (excluding international hotels). There is a risk that these fish have ingested toxic algae, which can also cause severe poisoning in humans. In the warm season (April to September) you should avoid eating fish (except in international hotels). There is a risk that these fish have ingested toxic algae, which can also cause severe poisoning in humans. In the warm season (April to September) you should avoid eating fish (except in international hotels). There is a risk that these fish have ingested toxic algae, which can also cause severe poisoning in humans.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens can occur in some ponds and rivers (low risk of infection), so swimming and wading in inland waters should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, can occur. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A occurs. A vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended, for long-term stays also against hepatitis B.HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: Unprotected sexual contacts, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk.

Money

Currency

1 East Caribbean Dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: EC$, XCD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of EC$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5; Coins in circulation: 1 EC$ and 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. The East Caribbean Dollar is pegged to the US Dollar. US dollars are accepted almost everywhere, change is often given in East Caribbean dollars.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club are generally accepted. Most shops, restaurants, hotels and rental car companies accept credit cards. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs in Grenada. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities in Grenada. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed at a few banks and bureaux de change in Grenada’s larger cities.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Thu 08.00-14.00, Fri 08.00-16.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions.

Currency Exchange

The best exchange rate is obtained in banks. Money can also be exchanged in hotels.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
XCD EC$ 1 EUR = 2.81 EC$
1 CHF = 3.35 EC$
1 USD = 2.70 EC$

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