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US Virgin Islands

Capital
Charlotte Amalie
Time Zone
GMT – 4
Telephone Services
Country Code: 1 340
Outgoing Code: 011
Emergency Telephone Numbers
All services – 911
Tourist Information
US Virgin Islands Division of Tourism, Molasses House, Clove Hitch Quay, Plantation Wharf, York Place, London SW11 3TW. Tel: (020) 7978 5262 Fax: (020) 7924 3171.
Passport Information
See the USA entry
Visa Information
See the USA entry
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Food & Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food
Currency
US Dollar (US$) = 100 cents
All major credit cards and travellers cheques, preferably in US dollars are accepted All credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques in US dollars are acceptable
ATM availability: 10 locations approximately
Cost of Living
Expensive, especially in the tourist centres. However, luxury items up to $1200 are cheaper, as they are duty-free
Languages
English, Spanish, Creole is widely spoken
Weather
Hot climate with cool winds. Aug – Oct is the wettest period
Electricity
120 volts AC, 60 Hz
Post
Up to 1 week
Transport
SEA: Ferries operate services between islands. ROAD: Well-maintained roads connect all main towns but not much else. TAXI: Available on all the islands. They follow set routes and their prices are published. CAR HIRE: There are international agencies operating at the airport and in the main towns. DOCUMENTATION: A national licence is acceptable
Special Information
The islands have more hotels per square mile than any other in the Caribbean