Travel Advice for the US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Capital: Charlotte Amalie

Time Zone GMT - 4
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 1 340
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 011
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
All services - 911
Tourist
Information
US Virgin Islands Division of Tourism, PO Box 6400, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas,
VI 00804-6400. Tel: 774 8784 Fax: 774 4390.
Passport
Information
See the USA entry
Visa
Information
See the USA entry
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency US Dollar (US$) = 100 cents.
All major credit cards and travellers cheques, preferably in US dollars are accepted.
All credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques in US dollars are acceptable.
ATM availability: 10 locations approximately.
Cost of
Living
Expensive, especially in the tourist centres. However, luxury items up to $1200 are cheaper, as they are duty-free.
Languages English, Spanish, Creole is widely spoken.
Weather Hot climate with cool winds. Aug - Oct is the wettest period.
Electricity 120 volts AC, 60 Hz
Post Up to 1 week
Transport SEA: Ferries operate services between islands.
ROAD: Well-maintained roads connect all main towns but not much else.
TAXI: Available on all the islands. They follow set routes and their prices are published.
CAR HIRE: There are international agencies operating at the airport and in the main towns.
DOCUMENTATION: A national licence is acceptable.
Special
Information
The islands have more hotels per square mile than any other in the Caribbean.