According to thefreegeography, Montserrat is an island and overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the Caribbean Sea (North America). Montserrat is part of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The capital of Montserrat is Plymouth. Due to a volcanic eruption in 1995, the capital was abandoned and the seat of government is located in Brades.
Many tourists visit Montserrat because of the abandoned ghost town of Plymouth and the cause: the volcano Soufriere. In 1995, this volcano caused a large part around the volcano, including the capital, to be buried. The coastline of Montserrat consists of rock formations, sandy beaches, clear blue water and lots of vegetation. In the waters around Montserrat there are many colorful coral reefs and are therefore ideal for diving and snorkeling. The interior is largely covered by rainforests. See healthinclude for Central America business.
Where is Montserrat located?
Travel information of Montserrat
Official name: Montserrat
Continent: North America
Area: 102 km²
Capital: Plymouth (de facto: Brades)
Country code: MS, MSR
Population: 5,373 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Highest point: 915 m (Chances Peak)
Distance (Amsterdam – Plymouth): 6,999 km
Flight time: approximately 10 hours
Current Status: All non-essential travel to the southern half of Montserrat is discouraged.
Current color code: Green and orange.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Montenegro that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Montenegro, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Montserrat. It is possible to book a hotel.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Montserrat? You will find an extensive collection at travel bookstore De Zwerver.
Weather and climate
Montserrat has a tropical climate. The temperatures are between 23 and 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Montserrat can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Montserrat can be found at Climate info.
January, February, March, April, May and June are the best months to travel to Montserrat. This avoids the hot rain and hurricane season.
English is the official language on Montserrat.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have an identity card or passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival at Montserrat.
A visa is not necessary for a tourist stay of up to 3 months with a passport or 14 days with an identity card.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago (also for Montserrat):
Dutch consulate on Antigua and Barbuda (also for Montserrat):
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands (also for Montserrat):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Montserrat it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency Matters
Montserrat is paid with the East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Montserrat can be found on our ATMs page.
On Montserrat it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5%.
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier on Montserrat.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier on Montserrat.
Montserrat has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Montserrat can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Montserrat you must drive on the left.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Montserrat.
On Montserrat you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Montserrat can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: Local numbers
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Montserrat can be found on Google news.
An overview of Montserrat newspapers can be found at Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Montserrat end in.ms.
Official Montserrat websites: gov.ms and visitmontserrat.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Montserrat is 001664 or +1664.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Montserrat? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Montserrat Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Montserrat Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Montserrat.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Montserrat.
An overview of all holidays on Montserrat can be found on Worldtravelguide.
Reviews and Travel Reviews
TripAdvisor features traveler reviews of accommodations (eg hotels and vacation rentals), restaurants and destinations on Montserrat, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Montserrat?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Montserrat. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Montserrat can be found on Protected Planet.
Montserrat is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Montserrat? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Montserrat.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Montserrat is one of the five areas in the world that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
…Montserrat has only had an airport since 2005?
…Montserrat has a national football team?
…Montserrat owes its name to Columbus?