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Motorists drive on the left side of the street. All U.S. drivers can drive for up to 90 days with a current driver's license. Driver and front seat passengers must wear seat belts at all times.

Cell Phones & Driving

Virgin Islands law prohibits the use of cell phones without an earpiece while driving. Please use an earpiece or you will be ticketed.

Dress Code

Dress is casual, but proper attire (shirts and shoes) should be worn in public areas. Bathing suits are worn at the beach and pool only.

Street Smarts

Visitors should exercise the same safety precautions used when traveling anywhere else in the world. Lock your hotel door or car when you exit. Don't answer the door in a hotel without verifying who it is. Place all valuables in the hotel's safe deposit box. Be aware of your surroundings, particularly after dark, and stay in well-lighted areas.

Problems While Visiting

Emergency: 911
Department of Tourism Helpline:
St. Croix (340) 772-0357
St. John (340) 776-6450
St. Thomas & Water Island (340) 774-8784

Sun Protection

Although constant tradewinds help to keep you cool it’s very important to protect yourself from the intense Caribbean sun.  Be sure to apply sunscreen frequently and wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your head, skin and eyes.