Do I need a passport to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands?

If you are a U.S. citizen a passport is not required, but it still serves as the
best identification when traveling. Otherwise, you must be prepared to show
evidence of citizenship when departing the islands, such as a raised-seal
birth certificate and government-issued photo ID.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, then a passport issued by your country of origin
is required.

If you are not sure of your status, please contact the U.S Customs & Border
Protection agency. (

What kind of weather can I expect during my vacation?

The U.S. Virgin Islands enjoys warm sunny weather year-round. The
average winter temperature is 77ºF (25ºC), and the average summer
temperature is 82ºF (28ºC).

What is the currency in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

As a U.S. territory, the currency is the U.S. dollar. Automated teller
machines (ATMs) can be found throughout all three islands. Most
establishments accept credit cards and travelers checks. The most widely
accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard.

When is the best time to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands?

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a year-round destination; however, you may find
the best bargains on hotels and attractions during the summer months.

Can I travel with my pet?

The islands are very pet-friendly. However, only a few hotels allow pets, so
check with your hotel beforehand. There are no quarantine regulations, but
airlines do require a health certificate from your veterinarian (certifying that
shots are up to date). Most certificates are issued for a 30-day period. If
your travel will extend beyond a 30-day period, you should visit one of our
local veterinary offices for recertification prior to departure.

How can I stay in touch with news, work and friends and family
back home?

Radio stations, network affiliates, cable TV, satellite TV and Internet
providers keep you connected with the rest of the world. Internet cafés are
conveniently located around the islands where you can socialize and check
your inbox. If you travel with your cell phone, most carriers do have signals
in the USVI. Remember your earpiece; it is illegal to drive while speaking on
your cell phone.

Can I drive in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

We drive on the left side of the road. A valid U.S. or foreign license is
accepted. Seatbelts are required by law, and it is illegal to drive while
speaking on your cell phone.

Do I need to bring an adapter for my electronics?

Standard 120-volt current is used in the U.S. Virgin Islands. No adapters
are required.

Are there health facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Very good hospitals with well-trained doctors and medical professionals are
available on St. Croix and St. Thomas. The Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital
on St. Croix and the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas are both
centrally located. The Myrah Keating Smith clinic on St. John is available for
patient care. If extensive medical care is needed, patients are transferred
by medical boat to St. Thomas. Medical evacuation services are also

What language is spoken in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

English is the official language, but you can definitely detect the sound of
colorful dialects and expressions that may take time to get accustomed to.
Spanish is also commonly spoken.

What is the time zone?

Atlantic Standard Time. During the spring and summer months we are on
the same time as the U.S. East Coast. When the clocks fall back in the
autumn and winter, the USVI remains an hour ahead.

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