Getting Here by Air
St. Vincent’s main airport is the Argyle International Airport in Argyle. This airport services international flights as well as flights to and from the Grenadines and other Caribbean destinations.
The major gateways to St. Vincent & The Grenadines from North America and Europe are Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Martinique and Puerto Rico, with connecting flights to Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and Union Island.
St. Vincent and the the Grenadines has an Information Desk in the Arrivals Section of the Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados. This desk is opened daily at 1:00 p.m. until the last flight to St. Vincent departs. Personnel are on hand to assist travellers in making connections to their final destinations.
Approximate Flight Times to St. Vincent Read more…
Barbados – 30 minutes
Grenada – 30 minutes
Martinique – 45 minutes
St. Lucia – 20 minutes
Trinidad – 1 hour
Puerto Rico – 2 hrs 20 mins.
Argyle International Airport, St. Vincent
The US$240,000,000 airport project built on 290 acres of land opened on Tuesday 14th February, 2017. Caribbean Airlines and Sunwing Airlines made their inaugural flights to St. Vincent on this date.
The Argyle International Airport has a paved runway of 9,000 feet in length and 250 feet in width. The passenger terminal building has a domestic terminal and an international terminal. The building has three floors with 145,000 square feet of floor space, and is designed to handle about one and a half million passengers annually. The airport accommodates jets as large as the Boeing 747-400s and allows for direct flights to St. Vincent and the Grenadines from USA, Canada, Europe and Central and South America.
For more information on Argyle International Airport on the southeast coast of St. Vincent see here…
In the News
|Regional Caribbean Airlines|
|Regional airline operators with direct and indirect services to and from St. Vincent:|
LIAT (1974) Ltd
Tel (784) 457-1821
Tel + (868) 625-7200
|SVG Island Connections|
Canouan, Bequia, Mustique and Union Island all have airports with daily scheduled service and charter flights to and from St. Vincent.
|Mustique Airways Ltd|
Argyle International Airport
Tel: (784) 458 4380
Fax: (784) 456 4586
Argyle International Airport
Tel: (784) 457 5777
|Grenadine Air Alliance|
Argyle International Airport
Tel: (784) 456 6793
Daily Scheduled Flights for Grenadine Air Alliance
The following is the daily schedule for Grenadine Air Alliance.
*Occasionally the flight which departs at 10:20 to Union Island sometimes makes a stop at Canouan. In that event once seats are available, requests to travel to Canouan may be accommodated.
n.b. Chartered flights are also available upon request.
Entry & Exit Requirements
Visitors to St. Vincent & The Grenadines must be in possession of a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. Visas are required from nationals of The Dominican Republic, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The People’s Republic of China, Iraq, Iran and Nigeria.
All visitors, with the exception of Caricom residents, are normally granted a four week stay by Immigration. To further extend this duration, visitors need to seek approval from the Immigration Department, along with payment of an extension fee of EC$25 per person.
As of May 2015 the EU signed short-stay visa waiver agreements to provide visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to St Vincent and the Grenadines, and for Vincentian citizens when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. In order to benefit from visa-free travel, citizens from the EU and St Vincent and the Grenadines must be in possession of a valid ordinary, diplomatic, service/official or special passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity. Ireland and the United Kingdom will not be subject to the application of the agreement, in accordance with the protocols annexed to the EU treaties. The visa regime to these member states remains subject to their national legislation.
Precautionary Measures Against Ebola Viral Disease
The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment has advised of the following measures in order to prevent the entry of Ebola Viral Disease into St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and has taken the following decisions with respect to persons coming from West Africa:
• Persons travelling to SVG from Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia or those who have visited any of the aforementioned countries during a 28 day period will not be allowed entry into SVG.
• Persons travelling to SVG from Nigeria or any other West African country or those who visited any of aforementioned countries during a 28 day period must present upon entry to SVG a negative PCR blood test result for Ebola (done not more than 7 days prior to leaving their home country to come to SVG) in order to be allowed entry into SVG.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has further advised that before passengers are allowed to disembark from cruise ships, the following information MUST be forwarded to the Ministry of Health or its representative.
• Number of passengers on board
• Names of passengers
• Nationality, and travel history of each passenger (for the past 21 days )
• Information stating if passengers were ill in the previous 21 days with any of following symptoms: fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bleeding, fainting episodes, fatigue, hiccups and loss of appetite.
If a passenger reports any of the above symptoms he/she will not be allowed to disembark.