Montserrat Travel Facts
Where is it?: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
Why do people go here?: If you can get there, the devastation from the volcano is quite a site. Tourism is non-existent here, so you are assured an authentic experience.
Currency used: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Country Code: 1-664
Religion: Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian denominations
Population: 9,000, An estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned.
Ethnic Breakdown: Black, white
Government: British Overseas Territory
Major Cities: Plymouth (abandoned due to volcanic activity)
Attractions: Un-visited destination, Volcanoes, Seclusion
Tourism Office locations and links: Montserrat-Dept of Tourism P.O. Box 7, Church Rd Plymouth, Montserrat +1-664-491-2230/8730;;FAX +1-664-491-7430;email@example.com //www.visitmontserrat.com/
Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Tips for Visiting
Specific Events/Holidays: Birthday of Queen ELIZABETH II, second Saturday in June (1926)
Getting Around: The island is very hard to get around. There is not a strong tourist infrastructure.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Montserrat is the Gerald’s Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Montserrat travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.