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The U.S. Virgin Islands are made up of approximately 50 islands and cays, many of which are uninhabited. The three major islands are St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. Less than half the population of all the islands is native-born.
Travelers will see the British Virgin Islands, which, at the closest point, are only half a mile away.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for U.S. Virgin Islands. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for U.S. Virgin Islands: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue is present on the islands and Zika poses a risk. Mosquito repellents are recommended for travelers. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should take extra precautions. Consider mosquito netting and possibly changing travel plans.
Traveler’s diarrhea is a threat throughout the world. Consider a traveler’s diarrhea kit to prevent these sometimes embarrasing symptoms.
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No passport or visa is required for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Though a passport is not needed, it will make traveling and processing much easier during your trip. Be sure to have at least six months validity before traveling.
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The U.S. Virgin Islands has a warm subtropical climate.
June, July, and August are the hottest months for the islands with temperatures in the mid-80’s. December, January, and February are usually cooler with highs in the 70’s.
There is no rainy season for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The wettest months are May and August through November. Rainfall is short and occurs early in the morning or late at night. Sometimes day-long rains do occur. February and March are the driest months.
Hurricane season is from June to November.
As part of the United States commonwealth, the U.S. Virgin Islands are relatively safe. But, you should still take some precautions while there.
Be sure to lock your hotel and car doors when leaving. Petty theft is common on the islands.
At night be particularly careful and stick to well-lit areas whenever possible. Always be aware of your surroundings.
Be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen. Wear items like hats and sunglasses to help keep you safe.
In Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas travelers flock to shop at the hundreds of duty-free stores. You can find places to go on a shopping spree everywhere from local boutiques to small malls. There are even stores in some homes.
Main Street (or “Dronningens Gade”) is one of the most popular shopping destinations. You can enjoy cobblestone streets while looking through diamonds, perfume, electronics and more. The island has anything one could ask for, so authentic souvenirs are not a problem.
If you do head to Main Street, consider avoiding going too early or too late. Many tourists go to the shopping hub as soon as possible in the morning. Many stores close in the late afternoon/early evening.
Consider a detour to Market Square, an open-air historical vegetable and fruit market.
Make sure you bring these items with you on your trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands:
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