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St Eustatius

Capital
Oranjestad
Time Zone
GMT – 4
Telephone Services
Country Code: 599 Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency Telephone Numbers
All services – 599 382211
Tourist Information
Caribbean Tourism, same as Aruba
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all except nationals of: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands holding an Identity card. The USA holding voter’s registration cards or birth certificate, and alien residents of the USA with an Alien Registration card. Canada with proof of citizenship. San Marino holding a national ID card or a passport not expired by more than 5 years. Brazil, Mexico, Trinidad, and Tobago and Venezuela with a national ID card. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact embassy before departure
Visa Information
Up to date visa requirements can be obtained from the Office of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over 6 months of age coming from infected areas
Food & Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food
Currency
Netherlands Antilles Guilder or Florin (NAG) = 100 cents NOTE: Import and export of local currency is restricted to NAG 200.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted in large establishments. Travellers cheques, preferably in US dollars are accepted.
ATM availability: 10 locations approximately
Cost of Living
Despite the island’s small size it has a variety of restaurants and accommodation at moderate prices
Languages
English is the official language. Papiamento, French and Spanish are also spoken
Weather
Hot climate with cooling sea breezes
Electricity
110/220 volts AC 60 Hz
Post
4 – 6 days
Transport
ROAD: A very small island with very few roads. The whole island can be walked around in a few hours. CAR HIRE and TAXI: Companies operate in Oranjestad. DOCUMENTATION: National licence is sufficient
Special Information
Twice a year sea turtles clamber onto the volcanic black sand to lay their eggs, and giant land crabs hunt on the beaches every night