The local currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (EC$) which is pegged
to the US$. It is advisable to change your currency or travelers
cheques at the banks as the exchange rates at shops and restaurants
are not favorable.
Credit cards & Travelers cheques
Major credit cards are accepted by some hotels but not generally
by car rental companies and shops. Travelers cheques are accepted
A 10% service charge is added by most hotels and restaurants. If
no service charge is added 10% of the bill is suggested as a gratuity.
Additional gratuities are at your discretion.
To obtain a local permit, a bona fide driving licence costing E$30
must be presented at the local traffic department, located next
to the Fire Station on The Carenage, St. George's. Most of the car
rental firms also issue local permits. Traffic drives on the left.
Passports and Visas
All visitors to Grenada require a valid passport, except for US
and Canadian nationals who hold a naturalisation card and photo
ID, alien registration card, birth certificate or affidavit of birth.
Visas are not required if the visitor is staying less than 14
days and has a ticket to the next destination.
Visas are also not required by citizens of the following countries:
United Kingdom, European Union countries, USA, Japan, all British
Commonwealth countries except Cyprus and Pakistan, Bulgaria, Chile,
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Iceland, Israel, South Korea, Switzerland,
Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Taiwan and Venezuela. Grenada does
not have diplomatic representation is most countries as it only
has diplomatic missions in the US, UK, Canada and Venezuela. Since
the country is a Commonwealth nation, you can make your visa enquiries
at your local British High Commission.
Casual, light cottons are ideal during the day; in the evenings,
semi-formal attire is appropriate. Bathing suits or mini shorts
should not be worn in the streets or stores.