Montserrat Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



Official language is English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

03/18/2022 St. Patrick’s Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/13/2022 Queen’s birthday

01.08.2022 August Monday (Release Day)

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas

12/31/2022 Holiday


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Montserrat duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 g of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 1.14 l of wine or spirits (persons aged 17 and over); 170 ml perfume and eau de toilette; Gifts up to a value of EC$500 (includes tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and perfume). More information is available from


Business etiquette

Suits are not necessarily expected at business meetings. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00.

Business contacts

Montserrat Development Unit PO Box 292, Brades Tel: 491 20 66. Internet:



International direct dialing. Public payphones operated with phone cards or coins are available. When calling abroad, dial the area code 011.

Mobile phone

GSM 850 and TDMA network (not compatible with GSM mobile phones). According to, network operator is Cable & Wireless West Indies Ltd. (Montserrat). The transmission/reception range for mobile radio extends to the northern part of the island. Mobile phones can be rented from the local network operator. GSM device owners can also use their SIM cards in a TDMA device.


The main Internet provider is Cable & Wireless (Internet:

Post office

The main post office is in Brades. Opening times: Mon-Fri 08.15-15.55. Stamps are available in the shops where postcards can be bought. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1. Airmail shipments take about 4 weeks to Europe.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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