Montserrat Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


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


There is a hospital in St. John in the north of the island. Specialist treatment is only available on the neighboring islands of Antigua and Guadeloupe. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who are over one year old and arrive within 6 days of staying in a WHO-designated infected area. [2] Typhoid occurs, poliomyelitis does not. [3] Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur. Bottled water, which is available everywhere, is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and, like dairy products, meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables, it is safe to consume.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens are found in some ponds and rivers, so swimming and wading in inland waterways should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given to children and young people in general for longer stays and close contact with the local population. HIV-AIDS is widespread, as it is on other Caribbean islands. The known risks should be avoided at all costs.



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.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted, but not everywhere. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With a credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs in larger cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. 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

Travelers checks are not accepted in Montserrat.

Bank opening hours

Generally Mon-Thu 8am-2pm, Fri 8am-3pm.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of national and foreign currencies is unlimited, declaration obligation. The export of national and foreign currencies is limited to the amount declared upon entry.

Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks. You can pay with US dollars almost everywhere.


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

Montserrat Money