Saint Eustatius Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


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


There is a hospital on St. Eustatius. 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 over the age of six months who arrive within six days of staying in a WHO-designated infected area. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers who do not leave the airport on St. Eustatius. [2] Typhoid fever is not endemic, but there are certain areas on St. Eustatius where there is an increased risk. [3] Tap water is obtained from a seawater desalination plant and is harmless. Bottled mineral water is widely available. Milk is pasteurized and local dairy products are safe.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens can be found in some ponds and rivers nationwide, 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 nationwide. 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 during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.



1 US dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: US$, USD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of US$100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins come in denominations of $1, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cent. Since 2011, the US dollar has been the official currency of St. Eustatius. It replaced the Antillean florin (Antillean guilder).

Credit cards

Major credit cards are usually accepted. Details from the manufacturer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. 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. 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

Traveller’s checks are generally not accepted on St. Eustatius.

Bank opening hours

Post Office Bank and Post Spaarbankl: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Windward Island Bank: Mon-Fri 8am-3.30pm.

Foreign exchange regulations

Unlimited import and export of local and foreign currency; Mandatory declaration from a value of US$ 10,000. Attention: In currency matters, relatives traveling together are legally considered one person.

Currency Exchange

There are two major banks on the island.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
USD U.S$ 1 EUR = 1.00 US$
1 CHF = 1.19 US$
1 USD = 0.96 US$
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €

Saint Eustatius Money