St. Vincent’s main airport currently* is E. T. Joshua (SVD) Airport in Arnos Vale. This airport does not currently service direct international flights, but it does service incoming and outgoing flights to and from other Caribbean destinations through LIAT.
The major gateways to St. Vincent & The Grenadines from North America and Europe are Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Martinique and Puerto Rico, with connecting flights to Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and Union Island.
Main Flight Providers from the US:
- American Airlines
- US Airways
- Air Jamaica
- Jet Blue
The main US cities with direct access are New York, Atlanta, Miami & Charlotte.
From Canada: Air Canada, West Jet
From the UK: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
From Europe: Air France, Condor
Regional Flight operators with direct and indirect services to & from St. Vincent:
Liat, Caribbean Airlines
Canouan, Bequia, Mustique and Union Island all have airports with daily scheduled service and charter flights to and from St. Vincent by SVG Air, Mustique Airways and Trans Island Air. (Canouan has a jetport that is serviced by SVG Air)
Barbados/St. Vincent: 35 mins.
Grenada/St. Vincent: 30 mins.
London/Barbados: 8 hrs. 20 mins.
Martinique/St. Vincent: 40 mins.
Miami/Barbados: 3.5 hours.
New York/Barbados: 5 hours.
New York/St. Lucia: 5 hours.
Puerto Rico/St. Vincent: 2 hours.
St. Lucia/St. Vincent: 30 mins.
Toronto/Barbados: 6.5 hours.
Trinidad/St. Vincent: 1 hour.
*St. Vincent is currently building a brand new international airport. The completion of this airport means that there will be direct flights to St. Vincent in the future. The new international airport is known as Argyle International Airport (AIA) situated on the Eastern side of the island in Argyle. Its’ estimated completion is by the end of 2015. To read more on airport updates you can go to http://www.svgiadc.com/index.php/development/project-background for current information.
Visitors to St. Vincent & The Grenadines must be in possession of a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. Visas are required from nationals of The Dominican Republic, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The People’s Republic of China, Iraq, Iran and Nigeria.
For Family Member/ Friends traveling with you: All visitors are normally granted a four week stay by Immigration. To further extend this duration, visitors need to seek approval from the Immigration Department, along with payment of an extension fee of EC$25 per person.
Immigration Standards for students:
All documents will be collected by the campus manager along with an immigration fee of $25 EC for one year temporary residency “student” visa.
Immigration will not accept any applications directly from students. Applications must be submitted directly by the school.