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Montserrat Travel Information

The Basics

Local Customs

By all accounts, Montserrat might be one of the easiest places for western travellers to visit, with many tourists reporting that they felt like they couldn't have offended the locals they encountered, even if they'd wanted to! While, of course, this theory shouldn't be tested by visitors to the 'emerald isle of the Caribbean', travellers can look forward to a pleasant mix of typically European manners and customs, and a laid-back, relaxed and accepting social atmosphere. Visitors should be aware of the dangers posed by the Soufriere Hills Volcano, and make sure they stay out of restricted areas. Ask permission before taking photographs of locals, although more often than not, they will indulge your request with a suitable pose.

Duty Free

Travellers to Montserrat 17 and older may bring with them up to 200 cigarettes/50 cigars, 40 ounces (1.14 litres) liquor, six ounces (168g) perfume, and gifts valued to XCD250.

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